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Diseases » Chalazion » Summary
 

What is Chalazion?

What is Chalazion?

Chalazion is a condition of the eyelids in which one of the meibomian glands becomes inflamed. The ...more »

  • Chalazion: Slow-growing swelling of the upper or lower eyelid usually caused by a blockage in the oil glands in the eyelid.
  • Chalazion: A non-neoplastic cyst of the MEIBOMIAN GLANDS of the eyelid.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Chalazion: a small sebaceous cyst of the eyelid resulting when a Meibomian gland is blocked.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Chalazion: Introduction

Types of Chalazion:

Broader types of Chalazion:

How serious is Chalazion?

Complications of Chalazion: see complications of Chalazion

What causes Chalazion?

Causes of Chalazion: see causes of Chalazion

What are the symptoms of Chalazion?

Symptoms of Chalazion: see symptoms of Chalazion

Complications of Chalazion: see complications of Chalazion

Duration of Chalazion: Usually resolves within 1 to 2 months with treatment

Can anyone else get Chalazion?

More information: see contagiousness of Chalazion
Inheritance: see inheritance of Chalazion

Chalazion: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Chalazion.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Chalazion.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Chalazion: Ophthalmologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Chalazion.
Treatments for Chalazion: see treatments for Chalazion

Society issues for Chalazion


Hospitalization statistics for Chalazion: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Chalazion:

  • 0.077% (9,788) of hospital consultant episodes were for hordeolum and chalazion in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for hordeolum and chalazion required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for hordeolum and chalazion were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for hordeolum and chalazion were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5% of hospital consultant episodes for hordeolum and chalazion required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.4 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for hordeolum and chalazion in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Chalazion:

Organs and body systems related to Chalazion include:

Name and Aliases of Chalazion

Main name of condition: Chalazion

Other names or spellings for Chalazion:

meibomian cyst, tarsal cyst

Meibomian cyst, Tarsal cyst Source - Diseases Database

Meibomian cyst
Source - WordNet 2.1

Chalazion: Related Conditions

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