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A 38-year-old member asked:

I've gotten a small pain in my eye for a week or so now, but i woke up this morning and it's swollen shut, puffy, and red. is it a stye?

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Dr. Ajay Gupta
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Possibly: Your symptoms could be due to a stye. But a corneal abrasion, corneal ulcer, or foreign body (embedded foreign material) can also cause similar symptoms. The best course is to see an eye doctor immediately for a diagnosis and to start treatment.

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Last updated Jan 21, 2016

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