Findings of chalazion by noncontact meibography

Ken Ichi Takaki, Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Naoyuki Morishige, Shuhei Kawahara, Ryoichi Arita, Satomi Shiose, Tatsuro Ishibashi

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Purpose: To report characteristic findings of chalazion by noncontact meibography. Cases and Method: This study was made on 67 eyes of chalazion. The series comprised 25 males and 42 females. The age ranged from 1 to 90 years, average 38 years. We used two apparatus to record and analyze the findings: a meibogram (MeiboPen) and a camera for infrared photography eliminating light of wavelength longer than 760 nm. Results: Areas of chalazion showed high infrared reflection in 25 eyes, and low reflection in 42 eyes. Low reflection was present in 44% of cases in whom chalazion persisted for less than 30 days. It was present in 84% of cases in whom chalazion persisted longer than 30 days. The difference was significant (p< 0.0001). Conclusion: Chalazion showed lower infrared reflection in meibography when the lesion persisted longer than 30 days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1785-1788
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ophthalmology


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