When you have a painful, red bump on your eyelid, aggressive and consistent application of heat to the bump is necessary. Sometimes, oral and topical antibiotics can be prescribed, but nothing is more effective than heat. We have an in-office thermal heating device that can really help. Call us today for an appointment! 505-662-9681
This bump on the inner eyelid was painful upon touch and prevented comfortable contact lens wear. I prescribed an oral antibiotic, a combination anti-biotic-steroid drop, and hot/cold compresses.
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?”
Treatment for a stye includes eyelid scrubs, hot compresses and oral antibiotics.
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.