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Eye Stye

Eye Stye Cause

An eye stye is caused by by bacterial infection of a blocked eyelash oil gland.

Eye Stye Symptoms

  • Sore soft red lump on the eyelid.
  • Blurred vision
  • Watering eye
  • Foreign body sensation

Eye Stye Treatment

  • Warm compresses for 10-15 min three times a day helps an eye stye to discharge - think of it like warming a candle so it can flow.
  • Antibiotic eye drops, or tablets in severe cases.
  • Avoid contact lenses and mascara until the infection has passed.

Doctor Secrets! "Don't wear contact lenses or mascara when you have an eye stye or you may spread the infection".

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