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Arch Ophthalmol. 1988 Apr;106(4):514-6.

Combined excision and drainage with intralesional corticosteroid injection in the treatment of chronic chalazia.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Florida Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale.

Abstract

We surgically excised 146 chronic chalazia either with or without intralesional corticosteroid injections. Our results showed an 89% cure rate (79/88) for those chalazia surgically excised compared with a 96.6% cure rate (56/58) for those excised and treated with intralesional steroids as well. Encouraged by these findings, we treated an additional 149 chalazia using the combined technique of excision and steroidal injection for a total cure rate of 97.6% (202/207). Although complications were minimal for both groups, there appeared to be less edema and inflammation in the patients receiving the combined treatment.

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