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Can you tell me the difference between sty and pink eye?
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Eye vs eyelid
Pink eye is a viral or bacterial infection of the surface of the eye and mucus membranes lining the eyelids (conjunctiva).
A stye is an infected eyelash follicle and presents as a red, painful bump on the eyelid.

In brief: Eye vs eyelid
Pink eye is a viral or bacterial infection of the surface of the eye and mucus membranes lining the eyelids (conjunctiva).
A stye is an infected eyelash follicle and presents as a red, painful bump on the eyelid.
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Infections
A stye is a clogged oil gland that is infected.
The body typically walls it off as a red painful bump around the eyelid skin. Pink eye is a conjunctivitis or an infection causing a red eyeball that can be very contagious (viral). Pink eye can easily travel to the other eye, whereas it is less common with styes.

In brief: Infections
A stye is a clogged oil gland that is infected.
The body typically walls it off as a red painful bump around the eyelid skin. Pink eye is a conjunctivitis or an infection causing a red eyeball that can be very contagious (viral). Pink eye can easily travel to the other eye, whereas it is less common with styes.
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