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I'm on accutane and i'm having stye which is big. i did minor surgery for this stye. is it safe while on accutane?

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Dr. Andrea Kossler
Ophthalmology 15 years experience
Safe to treat stye: It is safe to have a minor procedure to treat your stye while on acutane. Doctors will typically perform a chalazion incision and drainage, a small incision over the stye to release the oil that is trapped, with local anesthesia. You should also clean your eyelids and lashes with baby shampoo and place warm compresses over your eyelids three times a day to open your oil glands and treat the stye.

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