Patient Education

A growing library of easy-to-read informational pages about a host of common eye problems.

The Difference Between Chalazion & Stye

An Overview Of Chalazion
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What are Styes and Chalazia?

Both styes and chalazia are visible bumps that appear near the edge of an eyelid. Many people get these two confused since they both can appear as a bump near the edge of the eyelid. It can actually be difficult to tell the two apart.

Understanding & Treating Blepharitis

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Blepharitis is a chronic condition which affects the eyelids. It is a waxing and waning condition where there is an imbalance of the normal elements of the surface of the eye and eyelid margins. Often, due to external influences (such as the environment, etc.) and internal influences (such as hormonal factors), this imbalance can cause irritation, stinging, burning, redness or itchiness of the eyes. The severity can range from mild to severe.


Diagram of a Blepharoplasty

A blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that can help improve the functional and aesthetics of the eyelids. A blepharoplasty is performed for many reasons,
which can include:

  • Ptosis, or droopy upper lids with saggy skin that can impair or block vision (can be congenital from birth, or age-related)
  • Difficulty reading due to lids that close while looking down
  • Excess fatty deposits in the upper and lower lids (can appear to be puffy)
  • Wrinkles or excess skin of upper or lower lids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Saggy lower lids