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What causes a chalazion?

A chalazion or meibomian cyst is a type of swelling that affects the eyelid. As with anything that affects the eye, such as swelling can be worrying, especially if it hardens. What causes a chalazion and why do they harden? Expert ophthalmologist Miss Vickie Lee explains.

No need to cry - strategies for chronically dry, watering and irritable eyes

Tears are needed for ensuring we can see clearly, and when we don’t have the right balance of tears, or we are not able to drain them correctly, this can result in excessively watery eyes which can disrupt daily visual tasks. If watery eyes are severe, they should be assessed by an ophthalmologist. Miss Vickie Lee, an ophthalmic oculoplastic surgeon and lacrimal specialist, explains how dry and watering eyes can be managed.

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