You should call your ophthalmologist (a medical doctor who specializes in eye
care and surgery) for an appointment if eyelid redness or swelling does not
improve with warm towel compresses in 3-4 days.
You should contact your ophthalmologist immediately if you have frequent bouts
of eyelid swelling or if you experience any of the following:
Seek medical assistance at a hospital's emergency department if you have any of
the above symptoms and cannot reach your ophthalmologist.
Warm compresses may be helpful. Hold a warm, wet towel on the eyelid for 10-15
minutes, 2-4 times a day, to reduce swelling.
Lightly massage the area several times a day.
Do not "pop" or scratch the chalazion.
Typically, a chalazion goes away within a couple of weeks. If so, no long-term
consequences occur. If the chalazion lasts for weeks or comes back, then your
ophthalmologist evaluates whether the lump should be removed surgically. The
is rarely associated with an infection or a form of skin
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