Home Print this page Email this page
Users Online: 357
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 64-66

Eyelid gangrene and endophthalmitis after Chalazion surgery: About a case

1 Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Brazzaville, Brazzaville, Congo
2 Medical department (Dermatology Unit), Talangaļ Hospital, Brazzaville, Congo

Correspondence Address:
Pepin Williams Atipo-Tsiba
Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Brazzaville
Login to access the Email id

DOI: 10.4103/1858-540X.169440

Rights and Permissions

A chalazion is caused by an obstruction of excretion channel of the meibomian gland due to the accumulation of its own secretions. It can be ovoid, lobed, but most often it is a round nodule, variable in size, usually painless. Conservative treatment is the rule. When this fails, surgery is the only alternative, especially for nodules located far from the inner canthus due to the risk of seeing the section of lacrimal organs. This surgery is simple, with local anesthesia in adults and sometimes general anesthesia in children. It is exceptionally the cause of complications that can compromise the visual and/or vital prognosis. We have only found three cases in the literature, one apex orbital syndrome, an eyelid necrosis and one severe orbital bleeding. This observation reports a case of an eyelid gangrene associated with endophthalmitis due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which occurred after surgery for Chalazion in a healthy patient.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded250    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal