Chalazion / meibomian cyst – Adult

Emergency and immediate referrals

Referral to Emergency

  • Nil

Immediate referral:

  • Nil
Presenting symptoms
  • Refractory symptoms despite primary care management in the first instance (e.g. hot compress and massage)
  • Persistent or recurrent lesion
Mandatory referral information (referral will be returned if this information is not included)
  • Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) (vision with most recent distance spectacles)
  • Duration of chalazion/meibomian cyst
  • Details of symptoms, pain, interference with vision
  • Details and duration of treatments 
Highly desirable referral information
  • Medical management and efficacy
Indicative triage category
Indicative triage category
Cat 1
Appointment within 30 days
  • No category 1 criteria
Cat 2
Appointment within 90 days
  • No category 2 criteria
Cat 3
Appointment within 365 days
  • Failed maximal medical management of inflammatory eyelid mass (chalazion)
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