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What Is This Bump on My Eye? Beverly Hills, CA
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A bump on the upper or lower eyelid is called a chalazion. These cyst-like eyelid bumps are the cause of a blocked tear gland and they contain pus and blocked fatty secretions.

Dealing with A Chalazion Yourself

Most often chalazion drain and resolve on their own within several weeks at most and won’t need the attention of our Beverly Hills oculoplastic surgeon. To help alleviate your symptoms you can apply a warm, moist compress to the eyelid for 10 to 15 minutes 4 to 6 times a day for several days. Along with that, to promote draining you can gently massage the external eyelids several minutes each day. Once the chalazion begins to drain be sure to keep your eye clean and don’t touch the area with your hands.

When to Consult A Doctor

You should see a doctor if your chalazion hasn’t cleared up on its own in a month, is painful, grows larger, is reoccurring, or looks suspicious.

Antibiotic eye drops or corticosteroid injections can be used to remove the bump and infection present, however, in some instances you may require surgery to remove the chalazion. This will be done using local anesthesia to numb the area. To ensure that no scar is visible, a small incision will be made on the backside of the eyelid and the contents of the bump will be removed. If the chalazion was suspicious then a sample will be sent for testing to determine if it was a cancerous growth.

If you have a chalazion bump on your eye and are unsure how to take care of it, or want us to take a look at it, we’ll be glad to do so. Contact the office of Dr. Parsa in Beverly Hills today. We always look forward to helping!

Posted on behalf of Oculoplastic Surgery

465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 777 - 8880

Fax: (310) 747 - 5909


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