What are Chalazia or Styes?
Chalazion is a slowly developing lump on the eyelid that forms due to blockage and swelling of an oil gland. Stye or Hordeolum is a localised infection on the eyelid. Both present as a lump or bump on the eyelid. Styes are usually painful while chalazia are usually painless.
Treatment for Chalazion / Styes
Perform eyelid scrub & warm compress before applying antibiotics ointment. Squeeze a small amount of the ointment onto a clean cotton bud and apply it on the affected area.
Surgical removal is required if the condition is not responding to the medical treatment. The ophthalmologist will create a small incision to drain out the pus. Surgery is performed under local anaesthesia for adults and general anaesthesia for children. Patients will have to come back for follow up appointment one week after the surgical appointment.