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What is the cause for a stye in the eye and the cure for it?
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Warm compresses
A stye is a clogged oil gland found in the eyelid margin, it produces oil for the surface of the eye.
When the orifice of this gland becomes blocked, the oil will back up and form what is called a stye. Typically a stye is from inflammation causing the opening (orifice) to occlude causing the stye. A stye is typically not an infected oil gland, but can occur due bacteria causing inflammation.

In brief: Warm compresses
A stye is a clogged oil gland found in the eyelid margin, it produces oil for the surface of the eye.
When the orifice of this gland becomes blocked, the oil will back up and form what is called a stye. Typically a stye is from inflammation causing the opening (orifice) to occlude causing the stye. A stye is typically not an infected oil gland, but can occur due bacteria causing inflammation.
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Michael Ham
Since there is not and infection the best treatment is warm compresses to increase the blood flow and promote drainage or resolution. If this does not work, it may need to be surgically incised and drained.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
In brief: STYE OR HORDEOLUM
Opthalmic antibiotic ointment applied at least twice a day for 10 days will take care of the infection.

In brief: STYE OR HORDEOLUM
Opthalmic antibiotic ointment applied at least twice a day for 10 days will take care of the infection.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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