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Chalazion Introduction

What is chalazion? Chalazia is the term for multiple chalazion. A chalazion is sometimes confused with an internal or external stye. An internal stye is an infection of a meibomian gland. An external stye is an infection in the area of the eyelash follicle and sweat gland. Styes are usually painful and chalazia usually aren't.
  • There are oil glands in the eyelids when one of them get blocked, chalazion appears.
  • A chalazion is a noncancerous, painless bump or nodule inside the upper or lower eyelid.
  • Single chalazion or multiple Chalazia can be formed as a result of healed styes. These are cyst-like nodules which form around an oil gland (meibomian)present within the eyelid, which results in red and swollen eyelids.
  • The chalazion is made up of pus and blocked fatty secretions that normally help lubricate the eye but due to the formation of the chalazion, is unable to drain out.
  • Chalazia which persists for more than several weeks and grow large enough to cause discomfort needs to be treated.
  • Fortunately, chalazia find wonderful treatment with homeopathy and surgery can be avoided. Homeopathic medicines also help in stopping regrowth.
  • In the case of a very large and persistent chalazion, surgery may be required to excise it.


Stye and Chalazion:  An Overview and Summary


At My Similia homeopathy clinic, we are able to avoid surgery in many cases of chalazion.


A chalazion is a common condition affecting the eyelids caused by blockage of a gland in the eyelid and characterized by swelling or cyst. It is painless cyst affecting a patient cosmetically.

It is a small (2-8 mm) slowly growing fluid filled cyst caused by the blockage and inflammation of meibomian glands in the eyelids.  It is a noncancerous growth.


Chalazion Causes and How the Styes is formed on Eyelids


The chalazion is more common in people having other eye infections such as styes and blepharitis or some skin conditions such as eczema. Reason being that in such condition the meibomian gland becomes thicker and there are more chances of it getting blocked.


Meibomian glands are situated just under the inner surface of eyelids have the function of lubricating the margins of eyelids. Once these glands are blocked then the lubricant cannot come out, rather it expands forming the swelling (cyst). Over a period of time, it becomes inflamed and forms into a firm, solid granuloma called as a chalazion.


Chalazion Symptoms and Signs


  • A chalazion is more commonly seen on upper eyelids but the patient may present with one or multiple chalazia on one or both the eyelids involving one or both the eyes.
  • The cyst is felt as a lump which is hard and painless.
  • Initially, it may cause slight pain or irritation, if it starts after an infection, but slowly this irritation settles on its own.
  • Rarely, it gets infected to become bigger.
  • Occasionally, if size increases, it may cause pressure effects on eyes.
  • More commonly seen in adults than children.


Homeopathy Treatment for Chalazion & Eye Stye


  • Homeopathic treatment has proven to be effective in curing chalazion without surgery.
  • Many cases resolve on its own where no treatment is required however many cases do require treatment.
  • Conventional treatment involves injecting some medicine in chalazion or removing it with help of surgery.
  • How homeopathy works:  Formation of chalazion indicated that there is some constitutional impairment or a tendency to develop such type of cyst which needs to be treated internally
  • In many cases, even after surgery, a person tends to get new chalazion on another site as surgery will only remove the effect but the inherent tendency to formation of chalazion remains. Hence this tendency is to be corrected with internal medicines.
  • Homeopathic medicines are 100% safe and nontoxic. They are to be taken for 3-6 months.
  • Homeopathic medicines can be given after surgical removal to stop getting new chalazion again to break the tendency.
  • We do not guarantee 100% cure as few cases may require surgical removal even after medication. Although we can boast 70 to 80 % chances of recovery.


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