Infectious Disease Compendium

Chalazion

Diagnosis

A recurrent, nontender, sterile, chronic lipogranulomatous inflammation of the meibomian gland. Huh? I didn't even know I had a meibomian gland. And it can have a chronic lipogranulomatous inflammation? Ick.It's an uninfected lid nodule, they can be secondarily infected.

Epidemiologic Risks

Microbiology

Not usually an infection.

Empiric Therapy

Usually get better on its own, they may need removal.

Pearls

This is why we have opthalmologists.They also know where the 'p' goes in their subspecialty.

Rants

ICD9 Codes (Soon to be supplanted by ICD10)

Chalazion 373.2.