Chalazion

Summary of Chalazion
A chalazion, also known as a meibomian gland lipogranuloma, is a cyst usually in the upper eyelid that is caused by inflammation of a blocked meibomian gland, which is a sebacious gland. Chalazia differ from styes (hordeola) in that they are subacute and usually painless nodules. They may become acutely inflamed, but unlike a stye, chalazia usually sit inside the lid rather than on the lid margin.

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Chalazion occur more commonly in the (upper/lower) eyelid because of the presence of more sebaceous glands.

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A 40-year-old woman comes to the office because of painless swelling and increased tear production from her right eye. Physical examination shows a firm nodular lesion about one centimeter in diameter on the inside of the lower lid. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management?