A chalazion (or meibomian cyst) is a common benign eyelid lump. It is commonly caused by blepharitis, an inflammatory condition of the eyelids. Visit http://www.faceandeye.co.uk/eye-conditions/eyelid-conditions/blepharitis/ to learn more about the self treatment of this condition. For patients whose chalazion persists in spite of these treatment measures, a quick day case surgical procedure (an incision and curettage under local anaesthesia) can be performed. We will soon be open and able to undertake this for patients who needs treatment.
Blocked meibomian gland orifices
A typical upper lid chalazion