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A stie on the eye?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Carlin
Dr. Richard Carlin
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Dr. Douglas Liva
Antibiotic eye drops are usually not necessary to treat a stye
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Warm compresses
Warm compresses (wash cloth with hot water and hold it on the stye for 5-10 minutes, reheating as needed), or surgical incision and drainage, or steroid have been the only effective treatments demonstrated get rid of a stye.
A stye is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed, and not an infection, internal protrudes towards the eye and external o.

In brief: Warm compresses
Warm compresses (wash cloth with hot water and hold it on the stye for 5-10 minutes, reheating as needed), or surgical incision and drainage, or steroid have been the only effective treatments demonstrated get rid of a stye.
A stye is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed, and not an infection, internal protrudes towards the eye and external o.
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Stye
Warm compresses frequently, artificial tears, ointment at night, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements.
If no improvement, may need to see eye doctor for topical antibiotic steroid drops or ointment, intralesional steroid, or excision and drainage.

In brief: Stye
Warm compresses frequently, artificial tears, ointment at night, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements.
If no improvement, may need to see eye doctor for topical antibiotic steroid drops or ointment, intralesional steroid, or excision and drainage.
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Dr. Dilawar Singh
General Practice
In brief: Stye
It is a infection of the eye lash.
Often treated conservatively with hot fomentation with a flannel . If not improving with hot fomentation and pain relief, follow up with GP for antibiotics. eye hygiene is important if pus discharge from the eye.

In brief: Stye
It is a infection of the eye lash.
Often treated conservatively with hot fomentation with a flannel . If not improving with hot fomentation and pain relief, follow up with GP for antibiotics. eye hygiene is important if pus discharge from the eye.
Dr. Dilawar Singh
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Dr. George Wandling
Ophthalmology
In brief: Warm compresses
for styes or chalazion, start with warm compresses on the lash line.
warm as possible without burning yourself. usually four times a day or more if possible. Keep at it. Gentle massage can also help. If this fails, a minor procedure or injection may be needed.

In brief: Warm compresses
for styes or chalazion, start with warm compresses on the lash line.
warm as possible without burning yourself. usually four times a day or more if possible. Keep at it. Gentle massage can also help. If this fails, a minor procedure or injection may be needed.
Dr. George Wandling
Dr. George Wandling
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Dr. Solomon Gelbart
Ophthalmology
In brief: Eyelid hygiene
Styes are common and usually imply less than perfect eyelid hygiene.
Hot compresses are the single best treatment initially along with vigorous lid cleaning using warm water and terry washcloth. Compresses should be as hot as tolerable and at least 3-4x/day. If your eye is also red and draining you may have conjunctivitis; need a topical antibiotic drop. See your Eye Doctor if not better 48hrs

In brief: Eyelid hygiene
Styes are common and usually imply less than perfect eyelid hygiene.
Hot compresses are the single best treatment initially along with vigorous lid cleaning using warm water and terry washcloth. Compresses should be as hot as tolerable and at least 3-4x/day. If your eye is also red and draining you may have conjunctivitis; need a topical antibiotic drop. See your Eye Doctor if not better 48hrs
Dr. Solomon Gelbart
Dr. Solomon Gelbart
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