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Chalazion is a blocked gland in an eyelid. Learn how it is treated.

Key points

  • A chalazion is a blockage that occurs when the meibomian gland becomes swollen.
  • A chalazion may affect the upper and lower eyelids in one or both eyes.
  • Treatment for a chalazion includes eyelid scrubs, warm compresses, antibiotics or surgery. Your doctor will explain what type of treatment is best for your child.
  • Call your child's doctor after your child is treated to see if your child needs a follow-up appointment.
Last updated: October 16th 2013