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.