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What is a Chalazion?

A chalazion is a slight swelling or lump that develops on the eyelid, usually painless. It appears when a blocked and swollen eye lid gland (Meibomian gland), which produces oil in the eyelid, becomes clogged. This collection of oil in the blocked gland get infected by time and cause swelling and discomfort and consequently develop into an eye lid abscess or granulation tissue.

Chalazion can vary in size and often grow over a few weeks. Smaller chalazion may  be mild and disappear by time but larger chalazion can hurt, look unsightly or even obstruct vision or change vision by pressing on the eye ball. In such cases, removing the chalazion may require medical intervention or minor surgery to remove the cysts (granulation tissue) and conservative approach like warm compresses or topical medications usually is not suficent. For an accurate diagnosis and suitable treatment plan, you must speak with our eye care specialist if you are worried about a lump on your eyelid.

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Chalazion Healing Stages

Chalazion healing might differ from person to person. The typical stages of healing are discussed below:

Inflammation Stage

The chalazion, the body's natural reaction to the blocked gland, may initially show up as a little red, swollen patch on the eyelid.

Growth Stage

The gland may continue to produce oil that cannot escape, causing the chalazion to widen over a few days to weeks. The bump usually is not painful, although it may become more prominent.

Stabilisation Stage

Eventually, the chalazion's growth may cease, and its size may stabilise. Redness and swelling may lessen as a result of decreased inflammation.

Resolution Stage

The chalazion may be progressively absorbed by the body, causing it to shrink or small lump. This procedure may require a few weeks or months.

Healing Stage

The eyelid's appearance and functionality should return to normal once the chalazion has cleared up or is too small. A tiny residual lump might may remains, but it usually does not hurt or impair vision.

Medical intervention or surgical removal may be required if the chalazion does not improve, causes significant discomfort, or causes vision problems. Warm compresses, steroid injections, or minor surgery to drain and remove the chalazion are among possible treatments. A qualified eye care specialist should be consulted for an accurate diagnosis and recommended course of therapy.

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Our Chalazion Removal Services

Optimal Vision provides customised chalazion removal services based on your needs. Our skilled ophthalmologists employ modern methods to provide a safe and efficient treatment. Because we know the discomfort and aesthetic issues that chalazion may bring, we work hard to offer prompt surgery.

Our cutting-edge facilities can manage a variety of instances, from simple to intricate, guaranteeing that you get the best possible care. With our experience, you can be sure your chalazion will be handled precisely and carefully, giving you comfortable and clear eyesight.

Please be aware that, although we strive for the best results, chalazion removal surgery carries some risk and may result in consequences like any other medical operation. To ensure you are well informed about the operation and aftercare, we invite you to bring up any worries you may have and ask any questions you may have during your consultation.

Chalazion Excision

A minor surgical technique called chalazion excision removes a chalazion from the eyelid. This treatment is usually advised when the chalazion is large, chronic, causing substantial discomfort, or obstructing eyesight for cosmetic reason. To make chalazion excision as comfortable as possible, we do it under local anaesthesia at our clinic and is well tolerated with minimal or no discomfort.

To gently remove the cyst, our expert surgeons make a very small incision(usually 3 mm) on the inner side of the eyelid or immediately above the chalazion therefore no scar or  inssicion can be seen from your face. Patients can usually return home immediately after the surgery, which takes 15 to 20 minutes on average. To reduce the danger of infection or complications, we put the comfort and safety of our patients first, using the most up-to-date surgical instruments and sterile practices.

To ensure a seamless and quick recovery, our post-operative care includes comprehensive instructions on how to take care of your eyelid as it heals. After chalazion excision, you can anticipate a noticeable improvement in the look and functionality of your eyelid thanks to our professional treatment.

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Chalazion Surgery

The precise process of chalazion surgery is intended to remove cysts that have not responded to conservative measures. This surgical procedure aims to remove unsightly lesion for cosmetic reason or the chalazion's discomfort and visual changes. Our clinic's highly qualified ophthalmologists operate in a sterile room when performing chalazion surgery. 

We employ local anaesthetics to ensure our patients have a pain-free and comfortable experience in accessing and removing the chalazion and maintaining the eyelid's attractive appearance; a small incision must be made on the inside of the eyelid, there are minimal or no discomfort expected.

Our staff promises to deliver personalised care at every stage, from the first consultation to the follow-up after surgery. We take the time to thoroughly review the process with you and answer any questions you might have. To encourage recovery and reduce recurrence, we offer thorough aftercare instructions following the procedure. With our efficient and quality of care in chalazion surgery, you can rely on our clinic to provide safe, efficient care that will restore the functionality and aesthetics of your eyelids.

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Cyst Removal

The goal of cyst removal, a specialist operation, is to remove eyelid cysts, including chalazion, to reduce discomfort and return the eyelid to its natural appearance. This action is frequently advised when cysts are big, recurrent, or producing severe symptoms. At our clinic, our skilled ophthalmologists remove cysts with the highest precision.

We employ local anaesthesia to make the operation painless and comfortable for our patients. Depending on where the cyst lies, a small incision must be made on the inside or outside of the eyelid to remove it while protecting the surrounding tissue carefully. We put the safety and satisfaction of our patient methods and stringent sterilising procedures to reduce possible problems. Our staff offers comprehensive aftercare instructions and support after the treatment to guarantee a seamless and speedy recovery.

You can anticipate a competent, compassionate, and successful treatment experience when you choose our clinic for your cyst removal requirements. We will work with you to help you obtain symptom relief and a better cosmetic result.

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Types of Eyelid Cysts

Eyelid cysts come in various forms, each with unique traits and origins. These are a few typical kinds:


This kind of cyst is frequently caused by obstruction of the meibomian gland, an oil gland located in the eyelid. It usually manifests as a hard, painless lump on the upper or lower eyelid.

Stye (Hordeolum)

A stye is an infection, usually brought on by bacteria, of the oil glands in the eyelid. It looks like a pimple—a red, bloated, painful bump on the edge of the eyelid.

Sebaceous Cyst

This kind of cyst develops from clogged sebaceous glands, which secrete oil for the skin and hair. It feels like a little, painless lump beneath the eyelid's skin.

Epidermoid Cyst

These cysts, which originate from the epidermis, the skin's outer layer, are filled with keratin. Typically, they are painless, tiny, and grow slowly.

Sweat Gland Cyst (Syringoma)

These little, flesh-coloured pimples on the eyelids are cysts made by sweat glands.

Inclusion Cyst

This kind of cyst develops as a little, white or yellowish lump caused by trapped skin cells beneath the skin's surface.

Molluscum Contagiosum

Small, dome-shaped pimples on the eyelids and other regions of the body can be caused by this viral infection. The bumps feature a centre indentation and are typically harmless.

Procedure of Chalazion (Eyelid Cyst) Removal Surgery

Under local anaesthetic, the surgery to remove an eyelid cyst, or chalazion, is usually done as an outpatient procedure. Here is a broad rundown of the procedures involved:


The area surrounding the eye is cleaned and sterilised while the patient comfortably sits. A local anaesthetic is applied to numb the eyelid and surrounding area to ensure the treatment is pleasant.


A little local anaesthetic injection is administered into the eyelid to numb the area. Eye drops with anaesthetics may also be utilised in certain situations.


The surgeon will make a little incision on the inside or outside of the eyelid, depending on the size and location of the chalazion. To reduce noticeable scarring, incisions are frequently made on the inside surface of the eyelid for cosmetic purposes.


The surgeon delicately drains and removes the chalazion using fine surgical instruments. The cyst might be removed whole if it is solid.


Usually self healing with no stitches and very small incision however, Fine sutures may be used to close the incision if it is created on the exterior of the eyelid particularly for more complex lid cysts. Incisions made on the inner surface of the eyelid typically heal on their own without stitches.


Following the operation, the patient can be instructed to apply antibiotic ointment to the afflicted area and provide cold compress advice to minimise swelling. There will be instructions on taking care of any follow-up care and keeping the area tidy.


Most patients can resume their regular activities in a few days, and the recovery period is typically brief. Most discomforts can be controlled with over-the-counter painkillers.

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Chalazion Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors

Common Symptoms

A variety of symptoms can be present with a chalazion, such as:

Lump on the Eyelid

A chalazion often manifests as a tiny, typically painless upper or lower eyelid swelling.

Redness and Swelling

Especially in the early stages, the area around the chalazion may turn red and swollen.


A chalazion can be sensitive to touch, although it is usually less painful than a stye.

Eyelid Heaviness

The chalazion may make the eyelid appear heavier or fuller as it grows.


Tear production may rise as a result of chalazion irritation.

Blurry Vision

The pressure that a big chalazion might apply to the eyeball may cause vision distortion.

Sensitivity to Light

A chalazion can occasionally result in photophobia or an increased sensitivity to light.


Blockage of Oil Glands:

The meibomian glands, which secrete oil to lubricate the eye, are the source of a blockage in most eyelid cysts, including chalazion.

Bacterial Infections:

Bacterial infections in the eyelid's oil glands or hair follicles can result in styes, a kind of cyst on the eyelid.

Skin Conditions:

Rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis are two skin diseases that can raise the risk of eyelid cyst development.

Poor Hygiene:

Improper cleaning of the eyelids can result in the accumulation of dirt, oil, and bacteria, which can cause cyst formation.

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Risk Factors


Blepharitis, a common ailment that causes chronic inflammation of the eyelids, might raise the chance of developing chalazion.


The hallmarks of this skin disorder include large pimples and redness on the face. People who have rosacea may be more susceptible to developing chalazion.

Seborrheic Dermatitis

This disorder affects the eyelids, which may contribute to the creation of chalazion and creates flaky, dandruff-like scales on the scalp and eyebrows.


Acne sufferers, especially those with severe or cystic acne, may be more vulnerable to cystic acne because of inflammation and obstructions in the oil glands.

Poor Eyelid Hygiene

The risk of chalazion might rise due to the accumulation of oil and debris caused by inadequate or infrequent washing of the eyelids.

Previous Chalazions or Styes

The probability of chalazion or styes in the future can rise with a history of them.

Contact Lens Wear

People who wear contact lenses may be more sensitive to getting chalazion, particularly if they do not maintain good lens cleanliness.

Hormonal Changes

Hormonal fluctuations, including those that occur during puberty or pregnancy, might have an impact on the oil glands in the eyelids, which raises the possibility of chalazion.

Chalazion Removal Cost in the UK

Chalazion removal can be expensive in the UK; however, at our clinic, the cost is £480 for removing a single eyelid lesion, such as a stye or chalazion. To address this, we provide bundle packages for each chalazion or stye removal, which you can ask our team for more information. This offers a more affordable option for individuals requiring treatment for several eyelid cysts. Thanks to our transparent pricing and package options, you can get the treatment you need without worrying about unexpected costs.

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Finance Option and 0% Credit***

At Optimal Vision, we offer a 0%interest finance*** option which allows you to spread the cost of a surgery over a 12 month period.

However, an initial 10% deposit is to be paid, and the remaining fee spread over either 6, 10 or 12 months depending on which is convenient for you at a 0%interest rate***.

Contact us to learn more about our convenient system of payment and how it can help you.

Should you like to know more about the various surgery options for eyelid cyst removal, please feel free to call and book an appointment.

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Removing chalazion is usually a simple and fast treatment, requiring 15 to 20 minutes to finish on average. Depending on the size and intricacy of the chalazion and how well the patient responds to the treatment, the length of time may change.

Chalazion removal is usually painless since local anaesthetic is used to numb the area around the eyelid during the process. During the removal procedure, you can feel some pressure or slight discomfort, although severe pain is usually not felt.

Indeed, chalazion can return after being removed, mainly if the underlying causes—blepharitis or other inflammations of the eyelids—are not treated. Recurrence risk can be decreased by treating underlying diseases and maintaining good eyelid hygiene.

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Most patients can resume their regular activities following chalazion removal in a day or two. To promote appropriate recovery, it is crucial to adhere to your doctor's post-operative advice, which may involve avoiding heavy lifting or vigorous activity for a brief while.

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