Chalazions are cysts that form on the eyelid when a meibomian gland becomes inflamed. The meibomian glands secrete a mixture of oil and mucus (sebum) that lubricates the eye. When the gland becomes clogged, the material builds up and causes swelling.
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In This Article
- Blepharitis facts
- What is blepharitis?
- What causes blepharitis?
- What are the symptoms and signs of blepharitis?
- How do health-care professionals diagnose blepharitis?
- What are complications of blepharitis?
- What types of doctors treat blepharitis?
- What is the treatment for blepharitis? Are there home remedies for blepharitis?
- What is the prognosis for blepharitis?
- Is it possible to prevent blepharitis?