Subconjunctival total excision in the treatment of chronic chalazia

Indian J Ophthalmol. Oct-Dec 1992;40(4):103-5.


A technique of subconjunctival total excision was used to treat 34 chronic chalazia. Another 34 were treated by incision and curettage and a further 32 by intralesional injection of long acting steroid. Subconjunctival total excision showed a higher success rate (94.12%) compared to the incision and curettage group (76.47%) and the injection group (75%). As the difference was statistically significant and due to other advantages we recommend subconjunctival total excision as a primary approach in the treatment of chronic chalazia.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Chalazion / drug therapy
  • Chalazion / surgery*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Conjunctiva / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intralesional
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide / therapeutic use


  • Triamcinolone Acetonide