Stye also known as hordeolum is the lump on the lids (upper and lower) of the eye due to infection of the zeis or Moll gland, it is characterized by pain unlike chalazion which is painless and due to infection of meibomian gland. It looks like a pimple or boil on the edge of the eyelid.

Causes of stye

It can be caused by:

Infection (staphylococcus aureus)- This is when one of the sweat glands of the eyelid (Moll or zeis gland) become infected by bacteria staphylococci.

Sign and Symptoms of stye

  • Inflammed reddish lump on the eyelid
  • Pain
  • Visible Pus point on the lid margin
  • Swollen eyelid
  • Photophobia
  • Mild watery eye

Management and Treatment of stye

It can resolve on its own after a few days without using anything, however if it’s painful and affect vision ,take Ampliclox tablet which is an antibiotics 4 times a day as well as pain reliever. You can also try warm compress so as to reduce the swelling and aid the resolvation of the lump quicker.