Eyelid Inflammation (Blepharitis) Topic Guide
Eyelid Inflammation (Blepharitis): Blepharitis (BLEH-fuh-REYE-tis) is swelling and/or irritation of the eyelid, resulting from a bacterial infection, inflammation, or allergies. It is the most common eye disease.
Chalazion (Lump in Eyelid) A chalazion is a lump in the eyelid that is caused by a blocked oil gland. Symptoms and signs include redness and pain. Applying warm compresses and lightly massaging the area several times a day helps to reduce swelling and promote drainage. Other treatment methods include antibiotic eyedrops, injections of steroids into the lump, or surgery to remove the chalazion.