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The definition of a chalazion is a lump in the upper or lower eyelid that is caused by obstruction of the drainage duct of an oil gland within the eyelid.
A stye is also a lump or cyst in the eyelid caused by obstruction of an eyelid gland. A stye is a plugged oil or sweat gland in the skin of the eyelid and usually resolves much more quickly than a chalazion. Like a chalazion, a stye may start out as an inflammation but can become infected as well.
Many patients notice that the bumps and lumps are recurring, with the original lump not settling on the eyelid. This causes some patients to have recurring swellings and infections, giving a history of recurrent stye.
Styes may not affect your vision or your eyes directly as is located in your eye lid and skin, but styes can obstruct vision when they grow to a large size and lower the lids or by pushing in the surface of your eyes by their position and effect vision.
Stye removal surgery is simple and takes about 15 minutes. You may need to stay at the clinic for about 30 minutes after the procedure.
Surgery for removing stye involves the following:
Ensure you leave your eye pad on for about six hours after the procedure. You may experience some discomfort, but it will subside within twelve hours.
You can take the regular pain medication to relieve the pain.
Ensure you use your prescribed eye drops for one month and the ointment every night in the first week. Avoid swimming and using contact lenses for at least two weeks.
You will have a follow-up appointment 2-8 weeks post surgery.
The cost of stye removal treatment varies, depending on certain factors. The average cost of stye removal surgery is £350 per eye lid or per stye. If it is just one chalazion or stye the total cost will be £480. Stye removal costs typically covers an examination, consultation, removal, follow-up appointment and medication.
If you have a chalazion / stye, pterygium, skin tags or any irregularities on or around your eyelids a consultation at Optimal Vision will be happy to examine you and determine if you need a surgical or non-surgical approach. Call 020 7183 3725 to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.
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