A stye is an inflamed swelling on the edge of an eyelid, caused by a bacterial infection of the gland at the base of an eyelash. It can cause a lot of discomfort, so how do you treat it?
In many cases a small stye will resolve naturally without any intervention, however in some cases the stye remains persistent, sore and grows larger and larger and treatment is needed.
Below is advice on how best to treat a stye:
Recurrent stye’s can be an indication of a weak immune system or an underlining health condition. Seek advice from your healthcare or eye care practioner if you keep getting styes.
If you have further questions about this topic, or feel that you need to discuss your personal situation with a professional optometrist, please contact us so we can assist you further.
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