External Eyelid Stye is a condition in which there is a red, painful bump on the surface of the eyelid. The stye may resemble a pimple or a boil. External Eyelid Stye is usually formed when an oil gland in the eyelid gets infected. Symptoms are:
• Painful red bump formed near the edge of the eyelid
• Gritty feeling in the eye
• Tenderness in the eye
• Sensitivity to light
• Swollen eyelid
• Redness or soreness
HOW IS EXTERNAL EYELID STYE DIAGNOSED?
A general physician would examine your eyes and check for the signs along with examination of the eyes upper skin. There is no need to check the internal eyes in most cases.
HOW IS EXTERNAL EYELID STYE TREATED?
An antibiotic cream is suggested to reduce and soothe the pain. Alongside, you could be asked to also do a warm compress on the area followed with avoiding wearing lenses. The problem usually heals on its own within a few days.
DID YOU KNOW?
It is better to avoid rubbing eyes or wearing contact lenses until the stye drains out