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?
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?
Practicing good hygiene can help reduce the risk of getting a stye. Prevent the spread of bacteria with regular hand washing and by avoiding touching the eyes unless hands are washed with hot water and soap.