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Chalazion Excision


The chalazion is caused by a blockage in one of the tiny meibomian glands of the upper and lower eyelids. Inflammation or viruses that are affecting the meibomian glands are the underlying causes of chalazion. Chalazion excision is a surgical procedure done to correct this blockage. Under anesthesia, a clamp is used to keep the patient’s eye open. A small incision is made on the inner eyelid (for a smaller chalazion) or the outer eyelid (for a larger one) and then the contents of the chalazion are scraped out. The incision is then closed with dissolvable stitches.