I have found that heat applied to an eyelid bump is the most effective treatment! You can do this at home with an Ocusoft dry heat mask. Put this in the microwave for 30 seconds, then apply to closed eyelids for 10 minutes. You must do this consistently 3-4x/day. We also offer in office ThermalContinue reading “Eyelid Bumps: What To Do?”
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!”
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).