A Chalazion is a small to large benign bump along the eyelid that is usually formed from a stye or blocked gland. The eye has about 100 glands which excrete a fatty fluid, to provide lubrication. When one of those glands is blocked, the fluid flows into the blockage and becomes a chalazion. The bumps are quite common and harmless and will generally drain and disappear over time. Sometimes applying a warm compress to the eye several times a day can help decrease the inflammation and encourage it to drain on its own. Other measures to help to remove the chalazion include taking prescribed antibiotic medications or removal by the physician. Be sure to visit the physician if the bump continues to grow larger.
Moles are often referred to as any raised dark spots or irregularities in the skin, though there are other such skin marks that are not classified in that category such as birthmarks, hemangiomas and keratoses. Sometimes people are born with moles and sometimes they appear over time. Heredity and sun exposure play a significant role in the development of moles. They are usually removed by two surgical methods:
- Excision (cutting) with or without stitches
- Excision with cauterization (a tool used to burn away the mole)
Our ophthalmologist, Dr. Syed Ahmad, can determine which type of excision is best for you depending on the depth of the outcome desired.
Scars are visible marks on the skin that remain after a wound has healed. They form as a result of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable. Poor healing may contribute to scars that are obvious, unsightly or disfiguring. Even a wound that heals well can result in a scar that affects your appearance. Scars may be raised or recessed (i.e. hypertrophic scars, keloids), different in color or texture from surrounding healthy tissue or particularly noticeable due to their size, shape or location.
A successful outcome of scar revision depends on numerous factors including the initial injury caused to the eye, how quickly your body heals, the size and depth of the eye wound, how much blood supplies the area and the actual color of your skin. All of these play a vital role in the effectiveness of an eyelid scar revision. Surgery can help narrow, fade and otherwise reduce the appearance of severe or unattractive scarring.
If you have any questions about our reconstructive eyelid surgeries in Plano, Texas, please give Texas Eye & Aesthetic Center a call today at 972-519-9933 for more information.