A cyst or small lump or swelling which develops in the eyelid as a result of blockage in a gland. It is usually not painful.
If you’re experiencing new, severe, or persistent symptoms, contact a health care provider.
- Painless swelling of the eyelid
- Increased rate of tear production
- Conjunctiva, the membrane which covers the front surface of the eye and inner surface of the eyelid, becomes red
- Mild tenderness of the eyelid
- Heaviness of the eyelid (in cases of large chalazion or multiple chalazia on the same eyelid)
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Occurs due to blockage of oil gland in the eyelid, which could be due to inflammation of the glands.
It is more common in people with:
- Inflammatory conditions like acne or blepharitis or rosacea
- Infections such as conjunctivitis
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