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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Sty Removal (Overview)

A stye removal refers to incising and draining a stye that has not resolved with conventional treatments of warm compresses.


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What is the definition or description of: sty removal?

What is the definition or description of: sty removal?

Incision & drainage.: A stye removal refers to incising and draining a stye that has not resolved with conventional treatments of warm compresses. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
31 doctors shared insights

Sty Removal (Overview)

A stye removal refers to incising and draining a stye that has not resolved with conventional treatments of warm compresses.


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Sty removal (Tip)

Place 1/2 cup uncooked rice in a sock. Microwave 1 min. Apply to stye. Will stay warm 10-15 min. ...See more

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Sty removal question - does the eye doctor have to cut into it?

Sty removal question - does the eye doctor have to cut into it?

Yes and No!: Depends on many things! size, location, how "hot" ... If a pus head is presenting, a simple incision is easiest. If it has become long standing and firm, it may need to drained or if small, treated by a steroid injection! see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Eyes itching after stye removal?

Eyes itching after stye removal?

Healing: All incisions/scars during healing have some degree of itching. This will rapidly fade if due to the surgery. If persistent after two weeks, then the itching comes from something else like allergy. Check at that time with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Sty removal (Tip)

Most of the time, it's not a hordeolum, it's a chalazion which needs more treatment. ...See more

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How can I treat a sty?

How can I treat a sty?

Warm compresses: A sty, is a sealed off secretion gland of the eye. Warm compresses are usually all that is needed to get the sty to pop and drain and thus go away. Use the compresses as often as you can but at least 3-4 times per day. Your doc may also give you eye drops. ...Read more

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How do you treat a sty?

Compresses and meds: Hot compresses with cotton balls 3-4 times a day for 20 minutes
addition of an antiobiotic anti-inflammatory drop( tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) works well) 4 times a day works well. (see an ophthalmologist .). ...Read more

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Sty removal (Tip)

Pesky eyelid bump~heat it, massage it, clean it~a week or two--gone! ...See more

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What is the cause of having sty frequently?

What is the cause of having sty frequently?

Eyelid infection: Sty is infection at the base of an eyelid hair follicle. Touching or pulling on your eyelids can sometimes cause recurrent styes. So personal hygiene/hand washing helps. However, some people get it more than others and unfortunately except time and warm compresses and sometimes anti-biotics and dandaloin tea, you gotta give it time. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sty?

What is the definition or description of: sty?

Stye: Stye = blocked up oil gland in the eyelid with localized inflammation causing pain, swelling, and irritation. Very common. Treated with warm compresses, topical antibiotic/steroid, intralesional steroid, and surgical excision. ...Read more

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Sty removal (Tip)

Antibiotics Have side effects, why not use Warm, moist compresses? ...See more

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How to treat a sty?

How to treat a sty?

Warm compresses: Apply a warm wet washclothe to your eyelid four times per day. If this does not cause the stye to resolve, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How to prevent a sty?

Eyelid hygiene: You can reduce the incidence of styes by cleaning your eyelids daily. Use steri-lid or ocusoft lid cleaner. ...Read more

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Sty removal (Tip)

You need to use a warm compress for 15 minutes four times a day for it. ...See more

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Is it safe to swim with a sty?

Is it safe to swim with a sty?

Yes: It is not contagious. Just make sure to rinse out eye after swimming and make sure to do your warm compresses to clear up the sty. If you have problems with recurrent stys, using baby shampoo on a q-tip and scrubbing your eyelashes once a week with a dilute solution of this is often helpful. ...Read more

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Can I go in chlorine with a sty?

Chlorine/stye: although it may sting, or burn at the site of the stye, should not harm you. See your eye care doctor before you get in the water. ...Read more

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Sty removal (Tip)

A high percentage of hordeola resolve with a conservative treatment regimen of hot compress/massage. ...See more

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What do u do when your sty itches?

Stye/Hordeolum: Which are infections of either an apocrine or sebaceous gland are usually easily treated. However, if you have persistent swelling and have followed the course of treatment prescribed, an incision and drainage may be indicated if resolution does not begin in the next 48-72 hours after warm compresses are started. ...Read more

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What to do for a 1yr old that has a sty?

What to do for a 1yr old that has a sty?

Warm compresses : Apply warm compresses to the lid for 15 minutes, four times a day. If it worsens or does not improve after a few days, see your doctor to inquire whether topical antibiotics or incision and drainage are necessary. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear contacts while having sty?

Bad idea: A sty is a bacterial infection of a gland close to the eye. Manipulating a contact lens may rupture the sty and spread the bacteria across the cornea ...Read more

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Can i wear makeup when I have an internal sty?

Sty location matters: Sty on the eyelid margin should be free of make up particles, as it is a clogged gland (pore) that needs to be drained either by warm compresses, or your eye doctor. Make sure that your mascara and other eye make up is not more than 3, at most 6 months old, as it's a great source for bacteria to grow. If the sty is away from your eyes, on your face, then the same applies, but is not as serious. ...Read more

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Do you know are sty and chalazion the same thing?

Do you know are sty and chalazion the same thing?

Sty v chalazion: A sty is an infected gland in the lid, . While a chalazion is not. The chalazion is meibomian or gland that produces the oil part of the tear film, whose excretion has been pushed into the surrounding tissue, this causes inflammation , and the body walls off. Both can be treated early with warm compresses 3-4x per day. But the sty may requuire antibiotic drops or ointment. ...Read more

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What if my sty started bleeding, is that a good thing or a bad thing?

What if my sty started bleeding, is that a good thing or a bad thing?

Bleeding sty: Sties normally don't bleed. I wonder if you may've accidentally scratched it or bumped.
Any bleeding is concerning, so i would make appointment to see doc. ...Read more

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Do you have any recommendation or medicine for sty recommeded for 7years old?

Not really: Only thing that may help is warm compresses. Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) ointment may enhance this, but not recommended in a child. Erythromycin may help to keep it from getting infected, but will not help directly with the stye. If the stye becomes so large that it interfere's with vision, surgically, it can be incised and drained. Go talk with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My sty does not look as bad as other ones I have seen in pictures? Why is that?

Variety: Everyone is different and even within the same person, the same process can present differently every time. Sometimes you may have a more severe or less severe stye and a number of factors, some out of your control, will contribute to this. But I wouldn't worry about the differences beyond the fact, that if it is causing vision changes, severe pain, has drainage then seek an inperson evaluation. ...Read more

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Had a sty for over 2 months. It is swollen, hard, and irritating. What can I do from here? It is effecting my day to day life. Please help.

Have it removed: See your ophthalmologist. Sometimes these can be removed in the office. The proceedure takes only 5 -10 minutes, and then your rid of it. ...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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What is a sty on your eyelid?

What is a sty on your eyelid?

It is...: ..A small infection. It can come from an irritation or eye rubbing, and it often, though not always, comes from a germ called staphylococcus. Sometimes it comes to a head and opens, then heals on its own. Sometimes medicine is required. ...Read more

Dr. Andrea Kossler
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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