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8 yr. old with recurring Eyelid Cysts...Chalazion

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  • Posted By: LeeAmiya
  • May 20, 2009
  • 04:47 PM

My 8 year old daughter was diagnosed with her first Chalazion a few months ago. She had to have it surgically removed and all went well. Now the other eye is getting one and we have done the heat compresses, ointment, everything to not have it get any worse. However it is... I would like to know if anyone knows why she's getting these?
Could it be anything to do with her diet? Any help or info would be greatly appreciated!
Concerned Mom

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  • Hi,I'm sorry that I can't help you with your problem. Has it gotten any better? My 6 year old has had one since April. We've tried everything, compress, massage, eye ointments, but it doesn't seem to get any better. How long did you wait until she had it surgically removed? Our opthamalogist does not want to have it surgically removed since she is young and says it is risky to put her under, since the chalazion is not affecting her eyesight or causing her any pain. I am just looking for advice and how long I should give this thing before insisting on having something else done. Thank you and I hope your daughter is doing better.
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  • Hi,I'm sorry that I can't help you with your problem. Has it gotten any better? My 6 year old has had one since April. We've tried everything, compress, massage, eye ointments, but it doesn't seem to get any better. How long did you wait until she had it surgically removed? Our opthamalogist does not want to have it surgically removed since she is young and says it is risky to put her under, since the chalazion is not affecting her eyesight or causing her any pain. I am just looking for advice and how long I should give this thing before insisting on having something else done. Thank you and I hope your daughter is doing better.Hi, I stumbled across this site while I was searching for help as well.I'm 26 years old, and have been getting cysts since I was 4 years old. I've had at least 10 of them cut out (I've lost count now...) and each time was a very traumatic experience!My only advice to you would be to make sure your daughters wash their eyelashes every day and night with Johnson's Baby Shampoo, or with LidCare (I'm not sure if you can get this where you live, I live in Sydney!). Also stay away from eyeliner, mascara, and eye-shadow as much as possible. This is the only way to prevent them coming back. Cysts have also been linked to hormonal fluctuations, and there's not much you can do about that, but at the very least keeping them clean should prevent most occurrances.If they've already had surgery, you should get them some lubricating eye-drops, the thicker the better, as the post surgery scar-tissue will cover the pores that allow your eyes to be naturally lubricated, and could lead to dry eyes and keratisis.I hope I've helped you somewhat, and the best of luck to you and your girls!
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    • August 21, 2009
    • 03:26 AM
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  • The simplest way to treat chalazia is to use warm compresses, in order to promote drainage from the eye’s blocked oil gland. Different conditions of chalazia require various treatments. Doxycycline, tetracycline and minocycline are always prescribed to treat blepharitis. Since you have tried these, you’d better go to see the doctor for the treatments did not work. Your daughter may get persistent chalazia. For persistent chalazia, the doctor may conduct a simple in-office surgery to excise them, and another treatment consists of making a small incision and clearing the chalazia’ contents. Along with side effects, the procedure of injecting corticosteroid can improve the eye’s drainage.
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    • December 3, 2009
    • 08:09 AM
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  • My 8 year old daughter was diagnosed with her first Chalazion a few months ago. She had to have it surgically removed and all went well. Now the other eye is getting one and we have done the heat compresses, ointment, everything to not have it get any worse. However it is... I would like to know if anyone knows why she's getting these? Could it be anything to do with her diet? Any help or info would be greatly appreciated!Concerned MomI am so pleased to have found this as it is very similar to my situation. My son is 8 years old and has had 2 opperations already. The 1st was when he was about 5. He tried eye drops and hot compresses but even when they burst you could always see them and they would always come back. When he had the opperation they ended up doing both eyes on the top and bottom lids as they said there was some there but they were not infected and that is why we could not see them yet. His 2nd opperation was a year later and again they did both eyes. Since having the 2nd one done they have kept coming back and it is getting worse and worse. He is at the age now where he is worried what people think and I really dont want him to have another opperation as they are not pleasant and they obviously don't work. He has seen two consultants already but we are getting nowhere. Does anyone have any idead?
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  • Hi, same situation here, 4-year-old daughter had surgery for Chalazion removal April 2010, and at least one has returned now (8/2010). Lid scrubs are literally like pulling teeth (I want to meet the person who can willingly put baby shampoo in their eyes and not wince a little because that stuff is not entirely tear-free, at least not at my house). Found this compress mask (warming units separate) on this site:http://www.aclens.com/Accessories/Not-Shown-on-Web/16581/iHeat-Eye-Mask.html and these moistened pads (which i cut in half using sterile scissors and double the use)http://www.aclens.com/display-product.asp?SCDetailID=149314Ive used the Visine moistened wipes up to this point but the thing keeps coming back. She's 4, so she doesn't wear any eye makeup, and she doesn't play sports or get too sweaty or dirty so I really have no idea how these glands are becoming blocked, but I just wanted to pass along what I've found online in my "research".
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  • I am so glad someone else is going through this. I thought i was completely alone. My daughter was 2 yrs old when she got her first. I thought it was a bug bite but then realized it wasnt going away!! She got the surgery done Dec. 2009 (right before she turned 3) and it came back 3 months later! I was very upset that it came back. My poor daughter had to be knocked out and operated on for... nothing!... (in my opinion). So, she had it since March of this year. I started coming back slowly and once summer hit it really flarred up! Now she has a bump on her top lid but its more in her eye. Poor girl has 2 at the same time! We too have tried compresses, ointment. I did read about cleaning it every night, which we have not done. I wish there was a way for them to completely disappear!!
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    • August 22, 2010
    • 00:32 AM
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  • i have a 2 year old with a bad cyst that pusses up and poor thing is probably getting self conscious about it. opthamalogist gave me eye drops which all it did was make us go to battle with having to put the drops in her eye. surgery is an option but i truly dont want to risk it. any advice would be great
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  • My 4 year old daughter had a chalazion, and several eye cysts. Often her eyes would be stuck shut in the morning. Finally, the 4th dr she saw diagnoses her with blepharitis. Unfortunately it can cause staph infections in the eye. She had a staph infection that went undiagnosed for almost 2 years and now has severe damage to her cornea and vision.
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