Chalazion is a lump on the eyelid caused by inflammation of the Meibomian gland in the eyelid.
Before determining the appropriate options for chalazion treatment, the ophthalmologist will have to examine your eye. Although chalazion appear as a painless lump on the eye lid, it can become infected. In some cases, it can also harden.
Chalazion is not contagious. But, the swelling of the oil gland in the eyelid can be unsightly and uncomfortable. Sometimes, it can even distort or blur the vision.
Chalazion can take days or weeks and in certain cases can even takes years to go away by itself. It’s best to check with an eye doctor to have the proper chalazion treatment given early.