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).
Blepharitis symptoms and signs include: Watery eyes Red eyes A gritty, burning or stinging sensation in the eyes Eyelids that appear greasy Itchy eyelids Red, swollen eyelids Flaking of the skin around the eyes Crusted eyelashes upon awakening Eyelid sticking More frequent blinking Sensitivity to light Eyelashes that grow abnormally (misdirected eyelashes) Loss of eyelashesContinue reading “Blepharitis”