Chalazion | Diagnosis & Treatment

How is a chalazion diagnosed?

A chalazion is usually diagnosed based on a complete medical history and physical examination of your child. Additional tests are usually not required to assist in diagnosis. If your child has a small chalazion, it may go away on its own without treatment in a couple of months.

How is a chalazion treated?

Treatment of a secondary infection or larger chalazion may include:

  • antibiotic drops for the eye
  • applying warm, wet compresses to your child's eyes for a period of approximately 15 minutes, several times throughout the day
  • instructing your child not to squeeze or rub the chalazion
  • having your child wash his or her hands frequently

If symptoms do not improve, surgery may be necessary to remove the chalazion.