We have seen many eyelid bumps in our office: some are painful and bothersome, while others aren’t even noticeable. For cases that do cause pain and discomfort: in office thermal heat treatment combined with at home dry heat masks can do a world of good in effectively treating these bumps. We also prescribe antibiotics, whichContinue reading “What should I do about this bump on my eyelid?”
The medical terms for a STYE are chalazia and hordeola. They are sudden-onset localized swellings of the eyelid. A chalazion is caused by noninfectious meibomian gland occlusion, whereas a hordeolum usually is caused by infection. Both conditions initially cause eyelid hyperemia and edema, swelling, and pain. With time, a chalazion becomes a small nontender noduleContinue reading “What to do about that bump on your eyelid?”
A stye develops when an oil gland within the eyelid gets infected. It looks like a bump on your eyelid and hurts when you touch it. Ointments and drops are ineffective for a stye. It must be treated with an oral antibiotic, such as a Z-pak (Zithromycin).