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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


Contributor: Meagan Seay, DO and Nasreen Syed, MD


Chalazia (lipogranuloma) are characterized by granulomatous inflammation (epitheloid histiocytes and/or multinucleated giant cells) surrounding clear spaces. The clear spaces are formed by lipid that is dissolved during fixation.

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last updated: 6/26/2013
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