A chalazion occurs when a meibomian gland become clogged and the oils back up in the gland. This causes the vessel walls to distend and leak oil into the subcutaneous tissue, causing an intense inflammation. The lids can become very inflamed and tender. Initial treatment is to use warm compresses for 5 minutes at least four times a day. Those that do not resolve can be easily treated with an injection of medication or removed with a minor surgical procedure.
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