Chalazion

  • Also known as a meibomian cyst
  • Raised, swollen bump or cyst on the upper or lower eye lid
  • Often red
  • May be tender and sore
  • Usually treated by incision of the cyst as a minor procedure in the ophthalmologist’s consulting rooms
  • Children will need a general anaesthetic
  • There is no risk to vision or the eyeball itself

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