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Eye Stye - Symptoms and Treatment


Eye Syte is a bacterial infection which is due to some obstruction in oil producing glands near eyelids. Styes are seen as small bumps on the eyelids. An Eye stye occurs when staphylococcal bacteria infect one of the tiny glands at the base of the eyelid hairs and then becomes inflamed. An infection bacterium is frequently transferred from one hair shaft to another when rubbing it to relieve itching. Styes are not harmful to vision, and they can occur at any age.

The stye may form on either the inside or the outside of the eyelid. A stye looks like nothing more than an irritating bump on the eyelid. And this is usually true. But untreated styes occasionally spread and become serious infections. It is usually painful, erythematous, and localized. It may produce edema of the entire lid. Purulent material exudes from the eyelash line in external hordeola, while internal hordeola suppurate on the conjunctival surface of eyelid.A sty that develops at the base of an eyelash involving a hair follicle of the eyelid is called as external "hordeolum", whereas the term internal hordeolum refers to a sty arising due to blocked meibomian glands in the eyelid.

Causes of Eye Stye

Eye Styes are caused by staphylococcal bacteria which infects the small glands situated on the base of eyelid hairs which soon becomes inflammed.

1) infection

2) weakness of the immune system

3) debilitating illnesses or Rubbing the eyes, which irritates the oil glands. Bacteria that are present on your hand may cause the infection.

4) Using mascara, eyeliner or other eye products can irritate the

Symptoms of Eye Stye

Following are the symptoms of eye stye:

  • Red, swollen bump
  • Tearing of your eye, tenderness in the area of swelling
  • A gritty, scratchy sensation as if there is a foreign body
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eye pain
  • Discomfort when blinking

Treatment of Eye Stye

Treatment of Eye stye can be done through follwoing ways:

1) Eyebath of eyebright or camomile

2) nonprescription eye ointments, solutions, or eyedrops

3) Antibiotic creams may help recurrent or persistent styes

4) Eye Hygiene

5) Any one or a combination of antibiotic or steroid drops or injections; warm compresses for 5 to 10 minutes, 3 or 4 times a day; gentle massage to express the glandular secretions; or surgical drainage

Important : DO NOT attempt to squeeze a stye or any other type of eyelid bump

 

 


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