Eye Lid Cyst (Chalazion) Removal

A Chalazion (also known as a meibomian cyst) is a firm round lump in the upper or lower eyelid caused by inflammation or blockage of a gland in the eyelid.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 20th May 2022

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If you are concerned about an Chalazion (eye lid cyst) you can ask book to see one of our Consultants privately without any long delays and at a time to suit you.

What is a Chalazion?

Typically, Chalazions present as an inflamed swelling in the eyelid caused by a blocked oil duct (meibomian gland).

Sometimes the Chalazion is a hard, painless lump which is called a quite chalazion, compared to an acute Chalazion which is a painful red lump.

What treatments are suitable for Chalazions?

Our consultants offer a wide range of Chalazion treatments including:

Which consultants treat Eye Lid Cysts (Chalazion)?

Consultants who treat Eye Lid Cysts (Chalazion) are:

Mr H Hiranandani


All our Consultant Ophthalmologists are registered on the GMC Specialist Register and are members of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

During the consultation the Consultant will examine the eyelids to determine whether there are any associated conditions i.e. inflamed eye lids (Blepharitis), oil gland malfunction (Meibomiantis) or any other problems.

Particular attention is taken during the examination to exclude malignant tumours/lesions.

Want to be seen privately?

Whether you have medical insurance or decide to fund your care yourself, we deliver the very best of healthcare in a friendly and safe environment.

You will be offered an appointment at the earliest convenient date for you.

For information about booking appointment you can contact us on 01744 746 425 or enquiries@fairfield.org.uk

Our Consultant Ophthalmic (eye) surgeons provide private ophthalmology services, tailored to individual needs in fully equipped clean examination rooms.

The information on this page is for reference only and has been reviewed by appropriate medical or clinical professionals. The information contained on this page should not be a substitute for professional medical advice nor is it intended to be for medical diagnosis or treatment.