Adrenocorticosteroid injection vs. conservative therapy in the treatment of chalazia

Ann Ophthalmol. 1988 May;20(5):196-8.


Three methods of treating chalazia were compared in a controlled trial. Group A (conservative therapy of warm soaks and lid hygiene) consisted of six patients with seven chalazia. Group B (intralesional adrenocorticosteroid injection) had five patients with five chalazia. Group C (conservative therapy with intralesional steroid injection) included nine patients with ten chalazia. Success rates after six weeks of follow-up were: Group A: 3 of 7 (43%), Group B: 4 of 5 (80%), and Group C: 9 of 10 (90%). Intralesional steroid injection with or without concurrent conservative therapy was more effective than conservative management alone.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / adverse effects
  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use*
  • Cysts / drug therapy
  • Cysts / therapy*
  • Eyelid Diseases / drug therapy
  • Eyelid Diseases / therapy*
  • Hot Temperature
  • Humans
  • Hygiene
  • Injections
  • Meibomian Glands
  • Recurrence
  • Time Factors
  • Triamcinolone / adverse effects
  • Triamcinolone / therapeutic use*


  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Triamcinolone