How Do I Get Rid of a Chalazion?

Many Americans have experienced chalazia, which are small, inflammatory lumps that form on the upper or lower eyelids. Also referred to as an “eyelid cyst” or a “meibomian cyst,” a chalazion is the result of a blocked oil (or meibomian) gland. This gland is essential to ocular function, as it emits an oily substance that helps lubricate the eye; however, when it becomes blocked, the secretions inside it can build up and form a chalazion.*

While not typically painful, chalazia can sometimes cause discomfort, redness, and swelling. In certain cases, a chalazion may go away on its own, but in others, at-home or in-office remedies may be necessary. Our eye doctors advise patients who believe they have a chalazion to consider these potential solutions:

To learn more about chalazia or schedule an appointment, we welcome you to contact New Eyes.

Medical References*

Cleveland Clinic
Stanford Health Care
Verywell Health