Chalazion Surgery in the Central Valley

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A chalazion is a small, painless “stye” that can develop on your eyelid. The lump typically develops due to a blocked meibomian gland and can appear on either the upper or lower eyelid.

Chalazia are caused by blockages in the meibomian glands, which produce oil for the tear film, which keeps the eyes moist. Often, inflammation and bacteria lead to blockages that cause chalazia.

Chalazia are most common in people with inflammatory conditions such as acne, rosacea, or blepharitis. Viral conjunctivitis or other infections affecting the inside of the eyelids can also lead to chalazia development.

Chalazia are typically lumps or swelling on either the upper or lower eyelid. They may affect both eyelids and can occur in both eyes at the same time. Large chalazia can blur or block vision depending on their location.

If an infection is present, you may experience redness, swelling, and pain, but this is uncommon.

If you suspect you may have a chalazion, please give us a call and we will examine your eyes. We will take a close look at the lump on your eyelid and ask about any accompanying symptoms to determine what it is and what may be causing it.

Not all lumps are chalazia!

Treating a Chalazion

Some chalazia may go away without surgery. However, your ophthalmologist may recommend a combination of home and medical treatment or surgery.

The best way to help a chalazion heal is to avoid touching it as much as possible. Do not try to squeeze it.

Use a warm compress or washcloth on the affected eye for 10 minutes 4 times a day. This may help to soften the blockage in the meibomian gland and reduce any associated swelling.

Your ophthalmologist may also recommend gently massaging the chalazion a few times a day or scrubbing your eyelid. They may also prescribe you medicated eye drops or eyelid creams to apply at home.

If home treatment is ineffective, your ophthalmologist may recommend a surgical procedure.

Chalazion Surgery

Chalazion surgery is a minimally invasive day surgery in which your eyelids will be anesthetized.

It is essential to discuss any medications you are currently taking with your doctor before the procedure to minimize the chance of any complications occurring.

The surgeon will make a small incision to remove the chalazion.

The surgery is straightforward and only takes around 10 – 20 minutes depending on how many chalazia.

After the procedure, your ophthalmologist will prescribe you antibiotic ointment. Your eye will be patched to protect your eye; the patch will be removed at home by the patient the following day.

You may notice some swelling or bruising around your eye. You can use a cold compress to reduce any swelling, and moist heat to help the wound drain.

The wound should heal completely in a few days, and most patients can return to their regular work schedule within 2 days after surgery.

If you have questions about your ocular health or vision, we would love to help. Please give us a call to book your appointment.

Our Locations

Fresno

Address

6767 North Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93710

Contact Information

Phone: 559-432-1000

Find our Fresno office at 6767 North Fresno Street on the Southwest corner of Fresno and Herndon off the 41.

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Madera

Address

1011 West Yosemite Avenue
Madera, California 93637

Contact Information

Phone: 559-673-6000

Find our Madera office at 1011 West Yosemite Avenue on the corner of Yosemite and P Street.

 

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Sanger

Address

Suite 103, 2514 Jensen Avenue
Sanger, California 93657

Contact Information

Phone: 559-875-2000

Find our Sanger office at Suite 103, 2514 Jensen Avenue, on the corner of Jensen and Bethel (same corner as Panda Express).

 

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Address

6767 North Fresno Street
Fresno, California 93710

Contact Information

Phone: 559-432-1000

Find our Fresno office at 6767 North Fresno Street on the Southwest corner of Fresno and Herndon off the 41.

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Address

1011 West Yosemite Avenue
Madera, California 93637

Contact Information

Phone: 559-673-6000

Find our Madera office at 1011 West Yosemite Avenue on the corner of Yosemite and P Street.

 

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
8 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Address

Suite 103, 2514 Jensen Avenue
Sanger, California 93657

Contact Information

Phone: 559-875-2000

Find our Sanger office at Suite 103, 2514 Jensen Avenue, on the corner of Jensen and Bethel (same corner as Panda Express).

 

Hours of Operations

Monday
8 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8 AM5 PM
Thursday
8 AM5 PM
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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