A Chalazion is a small bump attached to the inner layers of the eyelid and occurs at any age. It results from plugging and inflammation of the meibomian glands of the eyelid and is akin to cystic acne.
Redness, tenderness, and swelling may accompany the chalazion. The heat helps dissipate inflammation and isolate any infection. For lids with significant surrounding swelling, oral antibiotics are added. For large or stubborn chalazions, local surgical excision in the office is often an option offered.