My daughter has had reoccuring chalazions on her left lower eyelid. We have done the warm compresses, erythromycin, septra oral solution and everything in between. The eye doctor finally said we have to do surgery. This means general anesthesia and surgey in a vulnerable area. How dangerous is this surgery for my 2 and a half year old?
I would also like to know enough information about this as possible. i think my two year old will have to have the same surgery. It amazes me that they would try to use local anesthesia on such a small child. I know that going under is very scary but i think it would be less tramatizing for the lil ones
Well I did not get an answer from here before the surgery actually took place... So I can tell you how my daughter's went. We did have to do general anesthesia, but the anesthesiologist said it would not be strong enough to have to intubate her. They let me give her a light sedative right before the surgery and then we had to leave. And wait... The doctor said the surgery would only be about 10 min, but it would take her longer to wake up again. When they called us back she was groggy and a little winy but relatively ok. Her eye was swollen for about a day or two, and she had a couple of bruises for the next week. But within hours of the surgery she was playing as if it had never happened! I was nervous but everything went quite well. And no they is no way they could ever have done local anesthetic on my daughter, or any other 2 year old, I think. Hope this helps ease some of your fear:)
Well since she is only 2 and a half, they gave her a liquid drink that lightly sedated her and then used a mask to put her to sleep. For an adult they use local anesthetics though. I can imagine that they might use a cream or something to lightly numb the skin and then inject a stronger anesthetic. It can be done in a doctors office and has very little side effects. Hope this helps a little and all goes well.
My 1.5 year old daughter has to get this surgery. I am freaked out. Most particularly about scar tissue and effects on eye development. Thank you for you post which relieved some of the worries about the procedure itself. I would like to know how your little one is now and if you can share some thoughts on post-procedure efects and care.
my 4 y.o son has a chalazion too. im freakin so bad of what im going to do, we brought him in ophtha and eent and nothing's happen, his chalazion is on and off, they said he has to under go surgery but im too nervous for him,, any suggestion or advice?? ur response are really appreciated.. tnx
I took my 16 mo old girl to ophthalmologist yesterday with a lower lid external sty. The doc said no need for surgery unless I want it gone ASAP. He also said that it will go away eventually on its own which could be a year(yikes!). Using an ointment and warm compress may help. I think the need for surgery depends on location and if it may damage the eye.
If you are concerned about surgery get a second opinion.