What help is available?
Chalazions are mostly harmless and should get better and eventually disappear on their own. This could take a few months, so to help it along we’d recommend applying a hot compress regularly to the affected eye. This will help to soften the contents of the cyst, and encourage it to drain on its own.
If you’re concerned it’s not going away, or if it starts to feel sore or affect your vision, you should visit your GP for further investigation.
They may prescribe some antibiotics if an infection is present, or in some cases they may remove it. Long standing chalazions which are causing blurry vision or irritation, may need referral to an eye surgeon to be removed.
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