No, we conduct the treatment under local anaesthetic.
Only about 30 minutes.
Very soon after swelling disappears.
It is unlikely that the chalazion will come back, but there are over 20 other meibomian ducts in each eyelid which could become blocked and cause a new chalazion in the future.
You don’t have to have surgery. There is a very good chance that with time (6 – 9 months) the lump will gradually settle and disappear. Surgery helps it disappear quickly. Alternative treatments: injection of a small amount of steroid into the eyelid around the lump to quieten the inflammation and help it settle faster.
If the chalazion is already getting better and there is just a very small lump that doesn’t look as though it contains anything to drain.