STYE

WHAT IS A STYE?
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A stye (or hordeolum) appears in the form of an inflamed oil gland on the margin of the eyelid. It appears as a red, swollen nodule that resembles to a pimple on the eyelid. It is common that styes are filled with pus.

STYE  SYMPTOMS
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  • A red lump that is similar to a boil or a pimple on the eyelid
  • Eyelid pain
  • Eyelid swelling
  • Tearing
STYE  DIAGNOSIS
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Your eye specialist can diagnose a stye just by examining your eyelid. Doctors can sometimes use a light and a magnifying device to examine the eyelid.

STYE  TREATMENT
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We can prescribe antibiotics to treat a stye, If the condition does not get better with this, an ophthalmologist can suggest surgery.

WHO IS AT RISK?
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Risk factors for stye include:

 

  • Touch your eyes with unwashed hands
  • Insert your contact lenses without thoroughly disinfecting them or washing your hands first
  • Leave on eye makeup overnight
  • Use old or expired cosmetics
  • Have blepharitis, a chronic inflammation along the edge of the eyelid
  • Have rosacea, a skin condition characterized by facial redness