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What causes a stye in the eye lid?

What causes a stye in the eye lid?

Blockage of gland: A stye is when an oil-producing gland in the eyelid becomes blocked and infected. Hot compresses and keeping the eye lid clean are the most effective treatments. ...Read more

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Hordeolum (Definition)

This is an inflammation of a gland in the lid, analogous to a pimple, in which stagnated secretion becomes infected and sets up a focal inflammation. It is a fancy term for what most ...Read more


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Scratch in eye?

Scratch in eye?

What is cause: Most scratches of the eye have an incident which can be identified as causing it - such as fingernails, branch of a tree, etc. These are generally quite painful but most heal well and quickly with no consequences. If you know the cause and the pain lasts more than 2 days then see an ophthalmologist. If the abrasion occurred spontaneously than you might have it evaluated right away. ...Read more

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Only lower eye lid eye lashes fall and itching red eyes?

Only lower eye lid eye lashes fall and itching red eyes?

Inflammatory: Many causes for this, from autoimmune to inflammatory to malignancy. Would recommend seeing an eyelid specialist for this. ...Read more

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Could eye stye harm vision in anyway?

Could eye stye harm vision in anyway?

Very unlikely: Styes are in the lids and even when neglected will not lead to eye changes or vision changes. ...Read more

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Is a stye in the eye contagious?

Is a stye in the eye contagious?

No: Styes are not infectious and will not spread to others in contact with a stye. ...Read more

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Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Can happen: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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Can I use sterile eye drops for a stye in my eye?

Can I use sterile eye drops for a stye in my eye?

It won't hurt: It won't hurt, but probably won't help either. The standard medical treatment for sty is warm compresses. ...Read more

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Only lower eye lid eye lashes fall and itching red eyes. Is this something serious?

Only lower eye lid eye lashes fall and itching red eyes. Is this something serious?

Possibly!: Need more information. Sounds like blepharitis. Possible a skin cancer at the eyelid margin. If both eyes sounds like blepharitis if it is both eyes. Need examination. ...Read more

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Eye spasm for the past one week. Right eye only, below eye brow ,eye lid area?

Eye spasm for the past one week. Right eye only, below eye brow ,eye lid area?

Several causes: Eyelid twitching is very common, and often occurs from stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, and overuse of stimulants such as caffeine or decongestants. Local eye irritation can also add to this, such as dry eye, allergy, and blepharitis (eyelid infection, inflammation). Eyestrain and excessive reading can contribute. Try reducing the stress/stimulant factors, and get an eye exam for the other causes. ...Read more

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Could similasan pink eye relief help with a stye in the upper eyelid?

Could similasan pink eye relief help with a stye in the upper eyelid?

No: I think that compound is not that great for anything.(personal opinion). The stye is an eyelash gland infection ; can respond to local warm compresses ; eyelid cleansing with local antibiotic cream. ...Read more

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What is a pink eye versus uveitis in the eye?

What is a pink eye versus uveitis in the eye?

Totally different: Pink eye is the popular term for conjunctivitis which in adults is usually caused by a virus infecting the liniing of the eye similar to a cold infecting the lining of the throat. Most are self limited and need little care. Uveitis is a sterile inflammation of the inside of the eye causing pain, light sensitivity and a risk of internal eye damage. Treatment is with steroids; see an ophthalmolog ...Read more

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Will systane ultra eye drops unplug ducts of secretory glands in my lower eye lid?

Will systane ultra eye drops unplug ducts of secretory glands in my lower eye lid?

No : No, you probably have blocked meibomian glands on the eyelids. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. Use dilute baby shampoo to clean lids. If it persists, go for an exam. ...Read more

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What is a stye in the eye?

Infection: A stye is a bacterial infection of an oil-producing gland at the edge of the eyelid. ...Read more

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Can pink eye be developed in cataract operated eye?

Can pink eye  be developed in cataract operated eye?

Yes: One can develop an infection or get a viral infection causing a pink eye after cataract surgery. Most common cause, though, is usual blood/hemorrhage during routine surgery. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Whats exophoria in eye?

Whats exophoria in eye?

Drifting: The eyes tend to drift outwards when not focussing on something. Perfectly normal, unless excessive. ...Read more

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Sudden droopy eyelid of only one eye after eye drops at doctor?

Sudden droopy eyelid of only one eye after eye drops at doctor?

Side effect of drops: This is usually caused by the eyedrops used during you eye exam. These can sometime cause temporary weakness of the eyelid muscles. This should resolve with time. If it persists you should return to your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

No: Redness in the eye could be contact lens intolerance, allergy, inflammation, and many other things that no doctor can diagnose without a proper eye exam. Don't let this linger and get an ophthalmologist to examine you. ...Read more

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Left eye is flickering most of the time near upper eye lid.

Left eye is flickering most of the time near upper eye lid.

Tic or nerve: This is usually due to a nerve firing off involuntarily and make the lid "jump". Should go away in 4-7 days but if not, have an eye doctor take a look at it. ...Read more