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What is the normal procedure for the removal of the

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What is the normal procedure for the removal of the chalazion,and how long is the recovery?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.

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To resolve this problem, two approaches may be used by your eye doctor. The first is Kenalog steroid injection into the under side of the conjunctiva area of the chalazion to help dissolve it. During the 2 weeks after the injection, oral doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 14 days may be prescribed. Alternatively, and probably preferred in your case considering the long duration of the chalazion, is surgical excision. This is performed by locally numbing the conjunctiva area with a mixture of lidocaine and diluted epinephrine, followed by simple excision in the office. The area of excised chalazion usually heal without scar due to the unique method of excision procedure. After the excision Tobradex ointment is applied to promote the healing and prevention of infection.

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