External Eyelid Stye is a tender red, painful bump resembling a pimple on the surface of the eyelid. It generally forms near the edge of the eye, where the eyelashes meet the eyelid. It is caused by a bacterial infection when oil glands present on eyelids for maintaining optimal level of moisture gets clogged with dead cells, bacteria and old oil.
HOW IS EXTERNAL EYELID STYE DIAGNOSED?
Ophthalmologists can diagnose External Eyelid Stye through eye examination. He or she may also consider your symptoms. No other testing is usually required.
HOW IS EXTERNAL EYELID STYE TREATED?
The most common symptoms associated with External Eyelid Stye are eye pain, swollen eyelid, and redness at the edge of the eyelid or eye tearing.
DID YOU KNOW?
In rare cases, surgery is required for external removal if the problem doesn't go away after a few months.