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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD

Chalazia consist of granulomatous inflammation resulting from obstruction of the meibomian or Zeis glands in the eyelid. They typically present as painful, erythematous nodules on the eyelids. This child has multiple chalazia bilaterally.

bilateral chalazia

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last updated: 02/23/2015
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