A chalazion is one of the most common inflammatory lesions of the eyelid. It is caused by obstruction of the Meibomian or Zeis glands, leading to granulomatous inflammation Inflammation Inflammation is a complex set of responses to infection and injury involving leukocytes as the principal cellular mediators in the body's defense against pathogenic organisms. Inflammation is also seen as a response to tissue injury in the process of wound healing. The 5 cardinal signs of inflammation are pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function. Inflammation and resulting in a firm, rubbery, slow-growing nodule that is typically non-tender. Diagnosis is based on history and physical exam findings. Most chalazia will resolve with conservative management.
Last updated: 15 May, 2022
Occurs due to gland blockage, which can be associated with:
Diagnosis is clinical based on the history and physical exam.
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