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A Stye is characterized as a red tender bump on the eyelid that is caused by an acute infection of the oil glands of the eyelid. These infections can sometimes be painful, but they generally heal on their own.

In some cases, however, the gland can become completely blocked. When this happens, the Stye becomes a Chalazion. A Chalazion is a lump caused by inflammation of the oil glands of the eyelid. Chalazion can be painful and red if there is also an infection. If the Chalazion becomes severly inflammed, vision may be slightly impaired until significant healing occurs.

Normal Eye vs. Stye Eye

Example of Stye on Eye

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We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Triad Eye Institute today. During our meeting, we will advise on whether or not you have an acute oil-gland eyelid infection, as well as compose a custom treatment plan designed to achieve the clear vision you’ve always wanted. Call our office today and one of our seasoned staff members will be able to assist you.