Treatment options for chalazia include conservative management, incision and curettage (I and C), transconjunctival intralesional or subcutaneous extralesional steroid injection1.
The use of intralesional triamcinolone therapy in chalazia is not new.
The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of extralesional subcutaneous triamcinolone and intralesional triamcinolone injection procedure for treatment of chalazia.
These usually rupture and resolve spontaneously but, as with chalazia, treating the associated blepharitis may reduce the recurrence rate.
It is an effective treatment for chalazia and styes and should be initiated at the onset in order to minimise the risk of persistent lumps, and hence surgical intervention.
11) Since chalazia rarely subside spontaneously, treatment is usually necessary.
Chalazia usually can be treated successfully by simple application of physical therapy.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: 30 patients of the age group between 15 to 40 years having solitary and multiple chalazia present in upper or and lower lids were included in the study after taking informed written consent.
The size, location and number of chalazia were recorded.
Some abnormalities of the eyelids and eyelid margin have been studied for over a century, (1) have been an obvious cause of people seeking attention from medical practitioners for over 50 years, (2) and are still a likely reason for acute-onset or sub-acute-onset presentations at GP surgeries and even A&E; these conditions include blepharitis, styes and chalazia
Treatment modalities include conservative methods which is the first line of management in resolving chalazia.
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of intralesional triamcinolone acetonide in cases of primary chalazia in 66 consecutive cases.
Diabetics are more prone to the development of chalazia