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Things You Need to Know About Styes


What Is a Stye?
A stye is an infection in the eyelid that is caused by bacteria and can occur at the base of an eyelash or within one of the small oil glands within the eyelid.

Types of Styes

There are two types of stye:

  • External stye: one that grows at the base of the eyelash.
  • Internal stye: one that grows on one of the small oil glands within the eyelid.

Other Reasons for Bumps on the Eyelash
Although styes are the result of blocked oil glands, other reasons for developing bumps on your eyelids are milia, chalazia, a scratch, or (in rare cases) cancer.

Stye Symptoms and Signs

Symptoms of a stye include:

  • A lump on the eyelid
  • Eyelid pain
  • Redness
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Tenderness
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Eye discharge (crustiness around the eyelid)
  • A burning sensation
  • Watery eyes

When to See a Doctor
Although styes clear up on their own, you shouldn’t hesitate to get Visual Ophthalmology Services for additional advice.

During a walk in eye exam, the doctor might prescribe you an ointment or some prescription medications to help your stye heal faster.

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