A big puffy eyelid!

When your eyelid gets infected, it can cause a red, painful, and swollen bump!   It is important to treat this quickly, so the infection doesn’t spread to the back of your eye.  Chalazia and hordeola (styes) are sudden-onset localized swellings of the eyelid. Treatment is primarily with hot compresses and oral steroids.  Both conditionsContinue reading “A big puffy eyelid!”

Eyelid bump

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).