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Stye on my upper eye waterline? Help?

Stye on my upper eye waterline? Help?

Warm Compresses: A stye is usually caused by a blocked oil gland on the eyelid. Treatment includes warm compresses and lid massage over the bump to encourage the stye to drain. You should visit your eye doctor who might also prescribe medication which can help. In some cases an injection of medication can be helpful, and in other more stubborn cases a drainage via a minor surgical procedure in the office is needed. ...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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Blisters on lower eye lid?

Blisters on lower eye lid?

Examination: Blisters are always somewhat worrisome and providing possibilities doesn't help you very much. I advise an examination by an ophthalmologist to correctly diagnose and treat. Concerns would be herpetic lesions, particularly if painful. ...Read more

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A bump underneath eye on eye lid red puffy and hurts what is it?

A bump underneath eye on eye lid red puffy and hurts what is it?

Stye: A completely clogged eyelid oil gland is called a chalazion or stye. See your eye md for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Eye strain, swollen lid, black spot on eyelid. What could it be?

Eye strain, swollen lid, black spot on eyelid. What could it be?

Anything!: Difficult to diagnose with just a handful of words over the internet. That being said, eyes are critical organs; i would definitely seek immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Blisters on my upper eye lid?

Blisters on my upper eye lid?

Incomplete info: This can be very benign to something serious, but not enough info given. Not all "blisters" on lids are equal. ...Read more

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What is a sty on eyelid?

What is a sty on eyelid?

Sty: A sty is a moderately inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. 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. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...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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Why is my eye irritated? Red inside, pus on lid.

Why is my eye irritated? Red inside, pus on lid.

Infection: Sounds like blepharitis or conjunctivitis. Keep lids clean and apply hot compresses and see ophthalmologist if no better in a week. If you wear contact lenses- see one now. ...Read more

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Eye lashes growing towards the eyeball and rubbing the eyeball. Do I yank them?

Eye lashes growing towards the eyeball and rubbing the eyeball.  Do I yank them?

Yes: If this is a condition that happens frequently you should see an eye surgeon. There are several procedures which can be done depending on the cause of the lashes growing which can be done to permanently improve this condition. ...Read more

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What happens when you apply antibiotics eye ointment on viral conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

No improvement: Viral conjunctivitis doesn't respond to antibiotics. If you apply antibiotic ointment when there's a viral infection, the pink eye will remain pink & will only improve with time. Cool compresses may help. The risk of using antibiotics in the eye when not necessary include: possible allergic reaction (eye may get redder/swollen) & possibly developing resistance to that antibiotic in the future. ...Read more

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A stie on the eye?

Infection in the lid: A stye is an infection in one of the glands in the eyelid. The treatment is usually warm moist compresses and antibiotic eye drops. ...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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Sty eye pain?

Sty eye pain?

See ophthalmologist: Often draining a painful stye can provide much reduction in pain as well as quicker healing. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation of your stye. ...Read more

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