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i have a stye surgery 9 months aga in both my eyes and it's back again what should i do ?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Warm compresses: Warm compresses (wash cloth with hot water and hold it on the sty for 5-10 minutes, reheating as needed), or surgical incision and drainage again. A sty is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed, and not an infection, so antibiotics are not indicated. Oral omega-3's may help treat and prevent sty's.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham commented
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Provided original answer
Need to be evaluated. Recurring what appears like a sty may be squamous cell cancer!
Apr 7, 2013
Dr. David Boyer
Ophthalmology 49 years experience
Warm compresses: If caught early warm compresses will help the sty drain .Compresses should not be too warm to burn the eyelid and should be utilized 4 times a day for 5-10 minutes. Antibiotic drops or ointment are sometimes used and need to be prescribed by an eyecare professional. Rare case require systemic antibiotics. If the lesion doesn't drain the lesion may need to be surgically drained.

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