Dear thefujis, It is normal for the eyelids to be swollen for a few days after chalazion drainage
surgery. Since you have not mentioned the period of time your daughter has been applying steroids
, I assume she was applying them even before surgery, since it takes at least 2-3 weeks of steroid therapy to induce any increase in the intraocular pressure(Eye Pressure). In your case immediate stoppage of steroids and substitution by an anti-infalmatoryy eye drop
is advisable. Continue with the antibiotic drop for atleast another week. The pressure inside the eyes should go back to normal within next 3 weeks, meanwhile get an ophthalmologist to keep a regular check on the Intra Ocular Pressure. As for steroid induced cataracts
it is usually more common with oral or injectable steroids taken over a longer duration of months - years.