Comprehensive Eye Care for the Family
Minor Eye Procedures & Treatments
North Park Ophthalmology is an independent practice that provides high-quality, comprehensive eye care to all ages. Our goal is to provide the very best in comprehensive ophthalmology in a compassionate, doctor-patient partnership.
Our board-certified ophthalmologists have decades of clinical experience performing minor eye procedures, from benign tumor removals to stye treatments. We use the latest technological advancements to make accurate diagnoses, as well as to provide cutting-edge treatments. Our ongoing mission is to make your visit as comfortable and free of anxiety as possible. When you come to North Park Ophthalmology, you are treated like family.
Top-Rated Pittsburgh Ophthalmologists
Eye Stye & Chalazion Treatment
Here at North Park Ophthalmology, our board-certified eye doctors have decades of clinical experience diagnosing and treating all manner of eye conditions. We know how painful and unsettling eyelid lesions, styes, foreign body sensations and other related issues can be to patients. That’s why we are fully equipped to provide minor procedures to correct such conditions. Our services include:
- Foreign body removal from eye
- Chalazion removal
- Lid lesion removal
- Eyelid nevus removal
- Eyelid mole removal
- Stye eye treatment
Quality Ophthalmology in North Park
Personalized Treatments for Families
Our eye doctors pride themselves on treating each and every patient like family. Our long standing commitment to North Park and the surrounding areas has established our practice as the go-to place for patients across every age bracket. From birth to the golden years, our dedicated team will stay with you every step of the way to ensure your optimal eye health. Whether you’re seeking an evaluation for benign eyelid lesions or you need a corneal foreign body removal, our eye doctors have you covered. Reach out to us and schedule an evaluation with one of our ophthalmologists today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Chalazion and How is it Treated?
A chalazion is an enlargement of the oil-producing gland in the eyelid. Unlike a stye, a chalazion develops further back on the eyelid, and does not usually hurt. They typically go away on their own within two to eight weeks. When a chalazion gets too large, however, it can put pressure on the eye and cause blurry vision. If this happens, it will be surgically removed and the incision will be closed with dissolvable stitches.
What is a Stye and How is it Treated?
A stye is an infection in your eyelid that causes a tender, red bump near the edge of the lid. Your ophthalmologist may prescribe an antibiotic or give you a steroid shot to clear the infection and reduce swelling. If the stye does not respond to those treatments, your eye doctor may choose to drain it.
What is an Eyelid Nevus and How is it Treated?
An eyelid nevus is a benign tumor that typically appears as a thickened, darkened spot on the eyelid. Your eye doctor will likely want to photograph it to compare with future photos to track any changes in growth. Some eyelid nevi will grow during puberty. An eyelid nevus that grows very fast may be biopsed to rule out melanoma (skin cancer.) Patients will sometimes opt for cosmetic surgery if their eyelid nevus is large and unsightly.
What is a Corneal Foreign Body?
A corneal foreign body is any matter that is either superficially adhered to the cornea, or embedded inside it. The most common corneal foreign bodies are dust particles, metal or wood debris, paint chips, and plant materials. Surgical removal of the foreign body must be timely in order to avoid infection.