Stye Chalazion homeopathic treatment

Chalazion is a lump in the eyelid that is caused by inflammation of a gland within the skin. Typically, this lump grows over days to weeks and is occasionally red, warm, or painful. The gland involved in the formation of a chalazion is a modified sweat gland that lies within the eyelid. This gland produces oil. When this gland becomes blocked, it can rupture and the inflammation process begins. Inflammation is a process in which the body reacts to a condition and produces a biologic reaction. This reaction can cause swelling, redness, pain, or warmth. A chalazion is not a sty. A sty can resemble a chalazion in the sense that it is also a lump in the eyelid. However, a sty involves glands and eyelash hair follicles that are closer to the skin surface of the eyelid. In addition, a sty is usually more painful and looks infected. A chalazion is caused by the oil in the gland becoming too thick to flow out of the gland. This oil that is too thick blocks up the gland, but the gland still produces more oil. Without anywhere to go, the oil builds up inside the gland and forms a lump in the eyelid. Eventually, the gland ruptures (breaks open) and releases the oil into the tissue of the eyelid, causing inflammation Swelling of the upper eyelid may occur gradually over weeks. The condition rarely involves the lower eyelid. A chalazion appears as a localized hard lump that may grow as large as an eighth of an inch. Occasionally, you may feel pain and your eyelid may be red. Ophthalmologist may recommend surgery to remove the chalazion. Warm compresses may be helpful. Hold a warm, wet towel on the eyelid for 10-15 minutes, 2-4 times a day, to reduce swelling. Lightly massage the area several times a day. Do not “pop” or scratch the chalazion.

Eye is an incomparable device responsible for vision or sight. Eyelids are the windshields or the gateway of the eye that works superbly in protecting, moistening and cleaning with the tear – the natural antiseptic lotion for guarding the eye against bacteria. Eyelids wipe the eye involuntarily with tears during blinking normally, around 4-6 times per minute. The eyelids are made up of skin, loose connective tissues, muscular tissues, tarsus (dense fibrous layer), fascia and conjunctiva. As like normal skin, eyelids do have sweat glands and hair roots. There are three types of glands present in the eyelids. Sweat glands present at the margin of eyelids are unusually large and called Glands of Moll. Sebaceous glands in hair root follicles are called as glands of Zei’s. Sebaceous glands in deeper layer tarsus are called as meibomian glands. Glands of Moll and Zei’s are superficial, so they are easily prone to infection and blockage of duct with cell debris and oil or sebum. The blockage duct makes swelling of the glands which are called as styes.

Causes of Chalazion:

With a diagnosis of Chalazion, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing the Chalazion.

There are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Chalazion. A chalazion is usually secondary to some local inflammation or local infection such as a stye. It may be due to a residual aggregation of inflammatory cells following an eyelid infection such as hordeola and preseptal cellulitis, or may develop from the retention of meibomian gland secretions.

Cases of recurrent chalazia are frequently due to chronic blepharitis or poor lid hygiene.

All of the above ultimately lead to inflammation of the meibomian gland and this causes blockage of the duct which drains the gland.Duct blockage causes chronic enlargement of the gland and this presents as chalazion  




Patients will present with one or many focal, hard, painless nodules in the upper or lower eyelid. They may report some enlargement over time, and there may be a history of a painful lid infection prior to the chalazion development, but this isn't always the case. Chalazia are often recurrent, especially in cases of poor lid hygiene or concurrent blepharitis.

The size of the chalazion may vary form a tiny grain to a peanut size. The chronic chalazion tends to give a hard feel because of induration of the tissues. It may produce some pressure effects on the eye-lid.Sensitivity to light and increased tearing may be noted in some cases.Chalazia are more common in adults than in children.

On examination findings:A palpable nodule on the eyelid.Usually nontender, nonerythematous, and nonfluctuant.Inflammation of the conjunctiva is a common secondary finding.Absence of any other intra-ocular pathology.

Chalazia are usually associated with the following conditions:Acne rosacea, chronic blepharitis and seborrhoea.A large chalazion can cause astigmatism due to pressure on the cornea. This will resolve with resolution of the chalazion.

Diagnosis of stye vs chalazion

Examination of eye and eyelids by ophthamologist is necessary to confirm the diagnosis and to rule out any intraocular pathology.
In case of stye
  • Infective nodule is present at the edge of the eyelid margin
  • Simply plucking the hair in the stye area will evacuate the pus
  • Fever and pain may be present in some severe cases
  • Lymph nodes enlargement can be seen in front of the ear
  • Culture and sensitivity tests are to be done to find out infectious bacteria
In case of chalazion
  • Lump is always present away from the eyelid margin
  • Painless nodule
  • Biopsy should be performed in the case of large and stubborn ones to rule out other complication like tumour or cancer

Self Care Measure:

Apply frequent (4–6 times daily) very warm compresses until there is no more drainage from the stye or chalazion. The compresses must be hot enough to help drain the growth yet not so hot as to burn the very delicate eyelid skin. It usually takes 7–10 days, at most, for the problem to resolve. Good lid hygiene is also mandatory. Over-the-counter ointments or drops have no treatment value.

Note: Recurring styes or chalazions without other related factors suggest possible serious disease. With the start of very warm compresses, the growth may get larger temporarily before draining. 

Homeopathic Treatment

In case of styes, the habit of picking, pinching, rubbing also hinder the curing process and add to the infection. Also, when it is not properly cured, the disease often repeats and become tendencies. There are two effects of the curing process. One is promoting suppuration to speed up the let out process and healing and another one is making it dissolve slowly. The first method is often noticed in styes and the second in chalazion. Some people are satisfied with the let out process (and feel as if they had eliminated the diseased content of the body). This occurs often in styes. It breaks, releasing the pus and thus the swelling may go away. Otherwise, the swelling may take a long time to get reduced. One of the most common reasons why people seek Homeopathic care is that the cure will be permanent and the treatment has no side-effects. Homeopathic medicines may also help dissolve the styes and chalazion. These complaints can be easily claimed as non-surgical complaints in Homeopathy
Homeopathy can offer a definite cure for styes and chalazion as well as prevent their recurrence.

Chalazion can be treated in homeopathy without any antibiotics. Homeopathy may help you to avoid surgery. If the state of Chalazion is acute we have acute remedies for the treatment of chalazion. If the chalazion has become chronic it should be treated with constitutional Homeopathic treatment. We can avoid pain of going through surgery with the help of homeopathy.

Chalazion treatment without surgery is possible, and for those who are afraid to go under the knife, it is the preferred option. The main advantage of going this route is that this type of chalazion treatment does not involve the drawing out of blood or a lengthy recovery process. No incisions, no cuts, no scooping out of the nodule’s contents. The downside is that this approach can take months before results become evident. It also involves a detailed self-care process. But as far as cost is concerned, non-surgical treatment of chalazia is hands down more affordable.

Conservative therapy is often the first course of treatment advised by doctors when patients manifest the first signs of chalazion. Home treatments include the application of warm compresses and massages as well as the injection of corticosteroid medication on the chalazion to reduce the swelling. There are also non-surgical methods to treat chalazion in alternative medicine like homeopathy.

Questions regarding the efficacy of antibiotic eye drops and ointments in the treatment of chalazion are often brought up when discussing non-surgical approaches to meibomian cysts.


Most doctors, however, are not convinced that it really works. The reason behind this is because chalazia are not brought about by any infectious component.


Antibiotic remedies, however, are effective when there are secondary or underlying infections that are aggravating the chalazia. For example, if a patient has blepharitis or a meibomian gland dysfunction, most ophthalmologists might prescribe doxycycline, minocycline or tetracycline, all of which are antibiotics.


If there are no underlying infections that need to be treated with antibiotics, then the conservative route is often suggested by most physicians. A towel is soaked in warm water and placed over the eye with the chalazion for about 15 minutes 4 times a day. The towel should be damp but make sure that the excess water has all been wrung out. It should not be too hot, either, or else you run the risk of blistering yourself.


The application of a warm compress is usually combined with eyelid massage around the eye with the chalazion. Use your fingertips to massage the area around the eyelid for one to two minutes. This will help reduce the swelling, and in time, ease the drainage of the built-up secretions.


Aside from massage which you can do at home, your ophthalmologist can also choose to do a vigorous massage under local anesthesia. The massage is done using two cotton wool buds at the slit lamp. Anesthesia may be necessary at times to make the massage more thorough.


When this conservative approach to chalazion treatment does not work, ophthalmologists usually recommend the injection of steroid medication into the chalazion itself. The injection is usually done through the lining inside of the eyelid directly into the meibomian cyst. In one to two weeks, the chalazion is expected to reduce is size or disappear completely.


One of the more popular alternative therapies as far as chalazion is concerned is homeopathy. Operating on the Law of Similars or the belief that “like cures like,” homeopathic remedies are meant to strengthen the body’s immune systems and fight disease. These remedies, which are sourced from plants, animals, minerals and other things found in nature, are formed through the process known as potentisation until only its essence remains. According to homeopaths, these remedies retain their power and are effective in curing various diseases.


There are many remedies specifically for chalazion in the homeopathic shelf. To know which one to use, a homeopath will have to look at your list of symptoms and other pertinent factors (e.g. lifestyle, temperament, etc.) before a final cure can be prescribed. One advantage with alternative medicine is that side-effects like an upset stomach and other gastrointestinal pain usually associated with antibiotics, are relatively uncommon. Homeopathic remedies for chalazion are also recommended by its advocates and experts because they treat the inflammation at the source. More specifically, homeopathic remedies treat an individual’s propensity for styes and chalazia such that once the course of treatment is complete, chalazia are not expected to return.


The disadvantage with homeopathy is that it can take time before the effects of treatment become evident — usually anywhere from 2 to 5 months, although some changes may be felt after a month. Another disadvantage, according to those who have tried out homeopathic remedies, is that you have to find the right cure among the more than 40 solutions available for a chalazion. Thus, you will need to go to an experienced homeopathic doctor to make sure that you can experience the true benefits of chalazion treatment without surgery.

Slow-growing swelling of the upper or lower eyelid usually caused by a blockage in the oil glands in the eyelid. Referred as meibomian gland or chalazion or conjunctival granuloma

Eyelid glands are called the meibomian glands. They are also known as the palpebral glands, tarsal glands, or tarsoconjunctival glands. There are 30 to 40 of these glands in each of the upper and lower lids. The tiny openings of each of these oil or sebaceous glands are just behind the lid lashes at the lid margins. These glands produce a thick liquid secretion that is discharged into the tear film of the eye. This liquid is a mixture of oil and mucus and is called sebum. The liquid acts to lubricate the surface of the eye

Homeopathic Remedies(medicines) for Stye or chalazion

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Apis mellifica -Pinkish edema of the eyelid with stinging and burning pain. Edema and pain are relieved by cold compresses.Thristless patient

Belladonna - a tender red lump on the eyelid with throbbing pain, the eye is sensitive to light.

Euphrasia - sensation of sand in the eyes, eyelids are stuck together, red conjunctiva.


Calcarea flour-Flickering and sparks before the eyes, spots on the cornea; conjunctivitis; cataract.Strumous phlyctemular keratitis. Subcutaneous palpebral cysts. 

Hepar sulphur - An extremely painful sty in a child prone to acute suppurations, eyelids stuck together with purulent discharge; the child is irritable and touchy. A warm compress speeds the rupture and relieves the pain.

Nat. Mur.  - If much sneezing and watery discharge from nose also .Stye especially in cases of excessive oil production in glands .

Pulsatilla - Inflamed eyelids, stuck together with yellowish discharge; symptoms are alleviated by cold compresses; sty is painless or with mild pain; stye is almost always on the upper eyelid; shy and timid child prone to recurrent stys.Desire for Fatty food.

Silicea- works best for preventing recurrent styes; a child prone to lingering suppurations, stys, ENT and urogenital suppurations.

Staphysagria - Main medicine for chalazion  lump  is not painful. Fits best children who tend to suppress their emotions or anger .


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Dr. GURPREET SINGH MAKKAR is a dynamic homeopath from India(pb). He is an ardent student of classical Homeopathy. He is a registered doctor degree holder (B.H.M.S.) from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic medical college(S.G.N.D Barewal Ludhiana,PUNJAB, India.
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