Removal of small formations on the eyelids or around the eye is generally a procedure that takes about half an hour to carry out. Usually, the aim is to remove formations that are considered undesirable from the cosmetic point of view or those that are known for their tendency to grow. The actual removal is carried out with a scalpel under local anesthesia depending on the extent and nature of the growth. The removal is then followed by a suture (stitching-up of) the wound. For small formations, it is possible to use electrocautery which involves using electricity to removing the undesired tissue.
Extirpation of the chalazion refers to the removal of a stye. A chalazion is an inflammation of the sebaceous glands of the eyelid and in the case it progresses to a chronic stage (in case conservative methods of treatment fail), an incision has to be made and the inflammatory lesion treated accordingly. This procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and takes place under local anesthesia.
“These are procedures that are diagnosed and prescribed by an eye doctor,” says MUDr. Renata Ženíšková. Great attention needs to be paid to patients who use anticoagulant medication (for example Warfarin). It is therefore very important to consult an internist and to temporarily amend treatment. Further attention should be paid to patients who are interested in one of the procedures and use Anopyrin. Its use has to be halted at least a week before any planned removal. A week following the treatment, we recommend leaving out physical activity and avoiding dusty environments.