A Chalazion is a small, firm bulge in the eyelid caused by a blockage or infection in the duct responsible for lubricating the eye. The initial symptoms of a Chalazion are eyelid tenderness, swelling and increased tearing. Usually, a Chalazion will shrink within a few weeks. When the area doesn’t heal on its own, the primary treatment is a warm compress on the eyelid. This treatment gradually clears the ducks and promotes drainage. In rare cases, a Chalazion may grow large enough to apply pressure on the eye causing droopiness of the eyelid and blurred vision. If the affected area stays the same or grows worse, a doctor’s exam may be required. Once a doctor has examined the area, several treatment options are available. Steroid injections may be used to shrink the Chalazion or the area may be drained. Draining the Chalazion is done using local anesthesia and is generally quick and painless. An incision is usually made on the inside of the eyelid, so no visible scar remains. The area is drained of excess fluid which greatly reduces the appearance of the bulge and provides the patient with immediate relief. For patients with a recurrent Chalazion, cleaning the area with a non-abrasive shampoo can help reduce blockage or infection. If the Chalazion continues to be a problem, patients may need to consult their doctor to ensure it is not something more serious.
Functional Eyelid Plastic Surgery
Chalazion, Ptosis Repair, Ectropion, & Entropion Surgery
There are numerous eyelid conditions that affect their function. Although treating such conditions help you look much better, these operations are not "purely" cosmetic in nature. Having performed thousands of eyelid surgeries throughout the years, Dr. Soroudi is one of the most experienced oculoplastic experts in town who has the surgical skills, artistic sense, and finesse to perform such delicate operations. He does every functional eyelid surgery under local anesthesia only, and he does them all in our in-house eye specialty surgery center without having to transport patients to a hospital or another facility. Your PPO insurance should cover the entire cost of such procedures.
The Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center offers the following:
- Ptosis repair
- Chalazion / styes
- Ectropion repair
- Entropion repair
- Facial / eyelid spasms (Blepharospasms)
All of the procedures performed at our office are done with one thing in mind: improve the functionality of your eyelids. This, in turn, can help your vision and appearance. Our surgeon, Dr. Soroudi, possesses the experience you can trust, having performed over 10,000 surgeries to date. If you are experiencing any conditions with regards to your eyelids, and need a procedure, do not hesitate to contact us. You can schedule a consultation and tour our office, allowing you to see all of our state-of-the-art equipment and friendly environment.
Expert Ptosis Repair in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, & Encino
There are a variety of reasons why peoples' eyelids start to droop (develop ptosis). Whatever the cause, ptosis, aside from its obvious cosmetic stigma, can truly affect one's vision. Needless to say, most people who develop a droopy eyelid seek medical attention immediately and request intervention. The most common reason people develop ptosis is that the tendon that keeps the eye open starts to dehisce and can no longer support the weight of the eyelid.
There are two basic ways ptosis can be repaired:
- From the outside (requires cutting the eyelid skin to access the underlying tendon)
- From the inside of the eyelid (the skin is totally spared)
Both of these approaches are very effective, but depending on the cause, Dr. Soroudi might decide to choose one approach over the other. As an expert Los Angeles oculoplastic surgeon, he performs both of these functional eyelid plastic surgery procedures in-house under only local anesthesia with minimal sedation for patient comfort. You may return to your usual work activities in a day or two with minimal bleeding or bruising.
When someone suffers from drooping eyelids, they may have difficulty seeing. This often results from a condition called Ptosis. Ptosis occurs when one or both of the upper eyelids droop downward. This drooping may hardly be noticeable or it may be so severe that the eyelids begin to obstruct a person’s vision. Ptosis can be inconvenient and uncomfortable for adults, but the obstructed vision caused by this condition can pose a serious threat to a child’s developing eyesight. The condition does not usually go away on its own and requires treatment by an eye surgeon to restore the eyelids to their normal position.
Chalazion / Styes
One of the BEST chalazion surgeons in Los Angeles!
A chalazion is a lump in the eyelid that is caused by blockage of one of the glands inside our eyelids that make mucous (the Meibomian Glands). This leads to severe swelling, pain, redness, and inflammation of a part of or the entire eyelid.
If you have a chalazion that you would like Dr. Soroudi to treat, contact the Los Angeles eye surgeon today. The Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center is open to residents of Los Angeles, Encino, Huntington Park, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Brentwood, Sherman oaks, West Hills, and Westlake Village.
A chalazion is not a stye. A stye can resemble a chalazion in the sense that it is also a lump in the eyelid. However, a stye involves glands and eyelash hair follicles that are closer to the skin surface of the eyelid. In addition, a stye is usually more painful and looks infected. When left untreated, chalazia can turn into a large hard mass which will require a small surgical procedure to remove.
Dr. Soroudi’s actual patients
Under local anesthesia only, Dr. Soroudi drains the chalazion from the under surface of the eyelid so there is no scarring of the skin whatsoever. This is a very safe and quick procedure which is done in the comfort of the office and does not take more than 5-10 minutes with minimal recovery time. Dr. Soroudi is an expert in utilizing a combination of surgery and injecting special medications (e.g., Kenalog) into the chalazion sac to help it resolve without leaving any left-over swelling or scar.
Dr. Soroudi has invented and patented a product (eye-press) that helps treat chalazia (www.eye-press.com). This product is approved by the FDA and is currently sold at over 5,000 pharmacies across the United States (including Rite Aid). If you would like to schedule a consultation to meet with Dr. Soroudi, contact our office today.
Experienced Blepharoplasty Surgeon for Encino, Los Angeles, & Huntington Park
Dr. Soroudi is fully qualified and highly experienced in performing cosmetic (blepharoplasty) and functional eyelid plastic procedures. Focused on delivering personalized services, he also conducts full eye exams for each patient in order to ensure health and to address any additional medical conditions that may necessitate treatment. If you would like to learn more about functional eyelid plastic surgery, contact the Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Center today.