Chicago Ridge, IL | Chalazion Incision and Drainage Procedure | Ticho Eye Associates
A chalazion is an eyelid bump resulting when an oil gland is blocked or clogged. Commonly referred to as a stye, a chalazion is not usually infected or infectious but can cause tenderness, swelling, redness, and discomfort. Most chalazia arise from the eyelid Meibomian glands, which contribute to the oil layer of the normal tear film. Surgical drainage of a chalazion is usually a straightforward procedure, taking only 5-10 minutes or so. In cooperative individuals, this may be performed in an office setting, with local anesthesia.