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- Localized infection at the site of the chalazion (stye)
- Visual problems due to the chalazion pushing against and distorting the shape of the eye
- Always wash your hands before touching your eyes.
- Always use a clean facecloth when washing your face.
- Wash your eyelids with warm water and mild soap.
- Never squeeze or poke your eye.
- Do not rub your eye.
- Make sure your contacts are clean before putting them in.
- Do not use old makeup.
American Optometric Association http://www.aoa.org
Eye Smart—American Academpy of Ophthalmology http://www.eyesmart.org
Canadian Ophthalmological Society http://www.cos-sco.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Chalazion. American Optometric Association website. Available at: http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/eye-and-vision-problems/glossary-of-eye-and-vision-conditions/chalazion?sso=y. Accessed December 28, 2012.
Chalazion. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated December 22, 2011. Accessed December 28, 2012.
What are chalazia and styes? American Academy of Ophthalmology EyeSmart website. Available at: http://www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/chalazion-stye/index.cfm. Accessed December 28, 2012.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2015 -
- Update Date: 05/19/2015 -