Often mistaken for a Stye, this is a Chalazion, a lump in the eye that makes you uncomfortable
Hermina's friend, Have you ever had a lump on your eyelid? Be careful; don't just think of it as a nodule. Yes, it could be a sign that your eyes are not doing well. The problem of lumps on the eyelids that are similar to nodules, one of which is chalazion, Chalazion itself is a swelling or lump that can occur on the eyelids; this lump is also sometimes referred to as an eyelid cyst or meibomian cyst. This lump starts with the accumulation of oil glands (meibomian), which slowly causes a blockage. At first, a lump will usually make the eye feel uncomfortable and can also be painful, but gradually the pain will decrease.
Causes of Chalazion
Chalazion is usually caused by inflammation that occurs in the oil (meibomian) glands in the eyelids. The meibomian glands are used by the eyes as a lubricant needed to moisturize and protect the eyes. Inflammation that occurs in the meibomian glands causes the lubricant produced to thicken and become a blockage in the meibomian gland ducts. In addition to blockages, infection can be one of the causes.
Apart from being caused by a blockage or infection, several risk factors can cause Friends of Hermina to get chalazion, including :
- Suffering from skin diseases such as seborrheic dermatitis or acne rosacea.
- Experienced Kalazion before
- Suffering from TB (Tuberculosis)
- Suffering from inflammation of the eyelids
Typical symptoms that occur with chalazion sufferers are usually marked by the appearance of a small lump on the upper eyelid, but it turns out that besides the lump that appears, there are several other symptoms that often occur, including :
- Watery eyes
- Swelling in the eye area
- Mild eye irritation (red eyes)
- An uncomfortable sensation in the eyes because there is a feeling of being stuck.
- Vision is out of focus if it occurs in a large enough circle.
In some conditions, chalazions can be treated independently at home. This is because chalazions can improve on their own after a few days or even weeks after a lump appears. Independent therapies that Hermina's friends can do at home include :
- Clean the eyelid area 1-2 times a day.
- Do a compress on the swollen eyelid area using warm water.
- Gently massage the lump to remove fluid from the lump. Make sure your hands are clean so they don't become infected.
If the independent handler has been carried out but the situation has not improved, immediately do an examination with an ophthalmologist at the nearest Hermina Hospital. Friends of Hermina can also do an online consultation through the Halo Hermina application.