A chalazion will often disappear on its own. Treatment may include:
- Self-care—A warm compresses is applied to the affected eyelid several times a day.
- Medication—Corticosteroid is injected into the chalazion. This is done by an ophthalmologist, but is rarely required. Topical antibiotics can be used if a secondary infection of the chalazion develops.
Surgery—This involves the surgical incision and draining of a chalazion. The procedure is usually performed in the office with a local injection of numbing medicine by an ophthalmologist. Surgery may be done when the chalazion:
- Does not respond to other treatment
- Is growing very rapidly or very large