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).
A sty (or hordeolum) is a red, painful lump near the edge of your eyelid that looks like a pimple. Sties are often filled with pus. A hordeomlum is treated with warm compresses to the eyelid and oral antibiotics.