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Chalazion on lid eye, prescribed topical. Doing hot compresses and massage, turned red. Healing time?

about 4 weeks ago, I got chalazion on the upper lid of one eye. when it happened I was overseas, and went to a local doctor, which proscribed topical ointment. It did not help. I went to an ophthalmologist here, in US a week ago, and she confirmed chalazion. I have been doing hot compresses and massage for a week now. it does not grow but looks red now. what are chances that it is gonna pop? how long is normal wait? I would only consider surgery if absolutely no response, but I am not sure how long to wait... ?
Asked On : Sat, 12 Oct 2013
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Chalazion usually progresses slowly and may respond to hot compression and antibiotic topical ointment in the early stages.
In the later stages it requires treatment by either injection of long acting steroids into the chalazion or by small surgery like incision and curettage.
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