Chalazion: a clinical evaluation

Ann Ophthalmol. 1979 Sep;11(9):1397-8.


A clinical study was done to evaluate the common treatment modalities of chalazions. The effectiveness of 2 current therapies on an alternative case basis was done. This was correlated with bacteriology, underlying ocular disease, percentages of spontaneous cure and refractive error. The average clinical course revealed that approximately 50% of chalazions can be expected to be cured or improved with medical treatment within 1 month.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Blepharitis / complications
  • Cysts / complications
  • Cysts / diagnosis
  • Cysts / therapy*
  • Eyelid Diseases / diagnosis
  • Eyelid Diseases / therapy*
  • Hot Temperature / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Meibomian Glands
  • Sulfisoxazole / therapeutic use


  • Sulfisoxazole