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Sty or stye

  • This is an inflammation of one or more of the sebaceous (meibomian, zeisian, or moll) glands of the eyelid.

  • Pimple-like lesion at the lid margin
  • Swollen, red, tender upper or lower eyelid

  • Bacterial infection, such as Staphylococcus

  • Warm compresses (warm, wet, clean wash cloth) for 15 minutes every 2 hours are helpful and relieve pain.
  • Antibiotic eye ointment such as bacitracin or erythromycin may be helpful.
  • If the stye persists more than 48 hours, incision (to allow it to drain) by an ophthalmologist may be necessary.

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