What is a chalazion?
Chalazion upper eyelid, also known as meibomian cyst, is a fairly common disease of view. A cyst (fluid-filled swelling) feels like a small painless lump. Sometimes it may be contaminated. This condition is caused by blocking specific gland, located in the upper eyelid. If he is uncomfortable and does not resolve naturally, it made to resort to surgical removal of the buildup. Chalazion upper eyelid – is a small (2-8 mm) cysts round, often manifesting itself in the right century. Thus meibomian Brush can appear on the lower eyelid and in both eyes.
What causes a chalazion?
Immediately below the inner surface of the century are tiny glands. They produce oily liquid to lubricate the eye. If the gland is blocked, the fluid flowing nowhere, and it may swell to the point of cysts. Chalazion is usually not contagious. Over time, the inflammation can cause nodules, or simply granulomas. This is called chronic chalazion. It is over a relatively long time and becomes more solid. Chalazion upper eyelid may be accompanied by the emergence of barley disease. It also occurs in people who have eczema or blepharitis.
Symptoms and treatment of eye
The standard symptom is the appearance of a small lump on the eyelid. It may be invisible at first glance. Sometimes it causes mild pain or irritation. It is also possible that the cyst is infected, then the pain can be re-intensify. It has no effect on vision. In rare cases, it becomes so large that the pressure on the eyeball and distorts vision. In the early stages of the disease the patient is recommended to monitor the cyst and wait. Hot compresses ease the pain, and a gentle massage helps to dry out the cyst. A compress made from soft natural cloth dampened with hot water. The water really should be hot, but not enough to cause a burn. A little pressure on the hand is sufficient to soften the contents and help him a little bit disappear.
Are there any complications?
Most of the cysts do not cause absolutely no problems. Sometimes it can become infected and this infection in the running event will grow in all the soft tissues around the eye. Also infected chalazion upper eyelid is able to cause pain and fever, loss of vision and light sensitivity of the light. If this is your case, then you need to urgently contact the nearest hospital to a specialist. Orbital cellulitis is required to be treated, most often prescribe a course of antibiotics.
Will it happen again?
Most people tolerate this type of brush only once in his entire life. However, some have a genetic propensity to relapse. To prevent them should be carried out as described above by means of massage compresses.