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Stye
(also spelled sty; medical name is hordeleum)
 
IN BRIEF

A red tender bump on the eyelid that is caused by staphylococcal bacteria.

 
DISCUSSION

According to WebMD, stys may be confused with chalazia, which are also lumps in the eyelid but are caused by meibomian gland blockage.

Stys may heal on their own, or may be treated with warm compresses, antibiotic ointments or surgical drainage.

 
ILLUSTRATIONS

 
FURTHER READING on stys

WebMD

St. Luke's Eye

MedicineNet.com on stys

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