Chalazion and Stye
Chalazion (or stye) is a blocked oil gland on the eyelid that can become tender, red, and painful. The enlarged and inflamed gland can improve with use of warm compresses and time, however they often require steroid injections or incision and drainage. At times chalazia can become infected and require antibiotics. Meibomian gland dysfunction (the oil glands of the eyelid) can often lead to recurrent chalazia. Eye Consultants has numerous treamtents for meibomian gland dysfunction, chalazion, and also chalazion prevention. Image from Mayo Clinic : Chalazion
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Meibomian gland dysfunction causes the normal oil layer of the tear film to be reduced, and leads to unstable tear film and dry eye symptoms, foreign body sensation, and sticky eyelids. It can predispose people to chalazia and styes. It is more common in people with skin disorders and rosacea. The Eye doctors at Eye Consultants will provide a full consultation and examination, as well as several treatment options and products to use to optimize your gland function and reduce your symptoms.