A female asked:
on my lower eye lid where that tiny hole is, it's swollen & red, the redness is spreading down my face. should i be worried? i think i have a stye but i don't know, i have had them before
3 doctor answers
Dr. William Goldstein answered
30 years experience Ophthalmology
It : It may be a stye, because there are glands near that 'hole' which is the entrance to your tear drain system. Or it may be an infection of the lacrimal (tear drainage) system. Hot compresses will help both, but if it gets worse in the next 24-48 hours, you should see an ophthalmologist for treatment. Antibiotic drops with a little steroid mixed in works well for both of these problems. If medical treatment does not work, in-office minor procedures can be done for both problems.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Jay Bradley answered
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
It : It sounds like early cellulitis (bacterial skin infection) of the lid. You need to see an ophthalmologist for evaluation and to obtain antibiotics as soon as possible.
Answered on Aug 23, 2017
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