published on: 30th may, 2021

Dr. Yahya Ali Yahya Al Midwahi is the first Emirati Ophthalmologist, a ConsultantOphthalmologist, and the Co-founder and Chairman of Samaya Specialized Center's Board of Directors. He served as the Medical Director and Head of Eye Department from 1984 to 2008 of Mafraq Hospital's and is a member of its Appointment and Evaluation Committee. He is a member of the Arab Board of Health Specializations, American Academy of Ophthalmology and European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeries. He is a life member of the American Medical Society of Vienna and a member and UAE representative for the Arab Council of Scientific Specialties and under the Ministry of Health, he is a Chairman of the Ophthalmic Committee, member of its Medical Board and member of its Drugs Committee.

What is Chalazion?

According to scientific researches, the term "chalazion" refers to the most common eyelid lesions encountered in the general ocular and ophthalmology practice. It commonly presents as a chronic, localized swelling of the eyelid which typically affects the Meibomian glands or glands of Zeis. It is also considered as one of the benign tumors of the eyelid. Surgical interventions includes tarsal conjunctival incision and inflamed gland content curettage.

What Causes Infected Chalazion or Stye?

  • Bacterial infection that affects the sebaceous glands.
  • Meibomian Gland Duct/ Gland Of Zeiss is not well functioning, clogged or narrowed.
  • The need for reading glasses
  • Lack of sleep and eye strain
  • Lack of in eye hygiene
  • Frequent rubbing of the eye
  • Malnutrition

Signs and Symptoms

  • Painless swelling on the eyelid
  • Eyelid tenderness typically none to mild
  • Increased tearing
  • Heaviness of the eyelid
  • Rednessof conjunctiva
  • Pain and redness on the eyelid
  • Itching sensation in the eye or irritation in the eye
  • The sensation of a foreign object inside the eye


  • Prescription of preventative regimenssuchashygiene,massage, and warm compress
  • Application of a warm, moist compress on the outside of your closed eyelid to promote drainage from the eye's blocked oil gland Topical and oral antibiotics


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Clinicopathological Evaluation Of Eyelid Lesions-A Clinical Study. European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 7(8), 3655-3660.

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