- Sterile, nontender, chronic granulomatous inflammation of the meibomian gland.

- At onset may be indistinguishable from a sty. Resolves after a few days, leaving a painless, slowly growing round mass in the lid.

- Most chalazia disappear after a few months; incision and curettage may be indicated if there is no resolution after 6-8 weeks.

Usual Pathogens


Empiric Therapy Dose Duration
Hot compresses 10-15 min tid or qid 6-8 weeks or until resolved