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Do chalazia go away?
A chalazion is a lump in the eyelid. They are described as being a chronic inflammatory granuloma. A chalazion is caused by retention of the secretion of the tarsal gland. We all know that some chalazia can go away, but how often do they go away? I have always suspected that many are resolved without surgery. Many early cases of chalazia are absorbed and disappear. Medical literature states that about a third of chalazia can be resolved with conservative treatment. Conservative treatment meaning topical antibiotic, or hot bathing, or both. The timing of resolution can range from a couple of months to over eight months. There is quite a lot of unpredictability.


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