Sometimes a chalazion subsides without treatment.Usually, you will need to apply warm compresses to the closed eyelid. The compress is a clean cloth moistened with warm water. You may need to apply warm compresses for at least 10 to 15 minutes at a time, 3 to 4 times a day, for several days. Moist heat helps reduce inflammation and can help remove the plug that blocks the oil gland.If compresses do not relieve your symptoms, your doctor may prescribe steroids inthe form of drops or a form of injection into the lump. Other treatment may include antibiotics in the form of eye drops, ointment or pills.If the chalazion is still present after 6 weeks, an ophthalmologist may need to remove the lump during a minor surgery. Surgery is generally safe and effective.