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Inflammatory & Trauma
Chalazion in the right lower lid.

  • Focal granulomatous inflammation of the eyelids, which results from chronic meibomian glands obstruction
  • Clinical features:
    • Unilateral, firm, nodular lesion within the tarsal plate
    • The overlying skin may be hyperemic or normal in color
    • Symptoms:
      • may be painless or tender
      • visual distortion if the lesion grows towards the globe
  • Treatment:
    • Lid hygiene and warm compress
    • Topical antibiotics or anti-inflammatory
    • Systemic antibiotic i.e. doxycycline may be prescribed
    • Surgical incision for persistent inflammation

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