Sty (Stye) (cont.)
Patricia S. Bainter, MD
Dr. Bainter is a board-certified ophthalmologist. She received her BA from Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and her MD from the University of Colorado in Denver, CO. She completed an internal medicine internship at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO, followed by an ophthalmology residency and a cornea and external disease fellowship, both at the University of Colorado. She became board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1998 and recertified in 2008. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Bainter practices general ophthalmology including cataract surgery and management of corneal and anterior segment diseases. She has volunteered in eye clinics in the Dominican Republic and Bosnia. She currently practices at One to One Eye Care in San Diego, CA.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- What is a Sty (Stye)?
- What causes a Sty (Stye)?
- What are the risk factors for a Sty (Stye)?
- What are Sty (Stye) symptoms and signs?
- How is a Sty (Stye) diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for a Sty (Stye)?
- Are home remedies effective for a Sty (Stye)?
- What is the prognosis for a Sty (Stye)?
- Can a Sty (Stye) be prevented?
- Find a local Eye Doctor in your town
What are Sty (Stye) symptoms and signs?
- discomfort during blinking of the eye,
- watering of the eye,
- and sensitivity to light.
How is a Sty (Stye) diagnosed?
The doctor will examine the lids to locate the opening of the plugged gland. This helps to distinguish between a hordeolum and a chalazion. Also, the doctor will look for signs of scar tissue, foreign bodies, or underlying chronic meibomitis to determine the cause.
In addition, the doctor will look for any signs that the gland may have become infected. It is particularly important to identify infection that has spread from the gland to the neighboring skin, tissue around the eye, or the eye itself.
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