Stye and Chalazion

Stye and Chalazion 麦粒肿和霰粒肿

A stye, also known as a hordeolum, is a red, painful lump that develops in the eyelid because of an infection in an eyelash follicle or eyelid oil gland. The most effective treatment is to apply hot compresses to this “pimple of the eyelid.” However, if the redness spreads across the eyelid, an antibiotic is needed to prevent the infection from spreading to the orbital tissue around the eye.

Sometimes the stye infection resolves but an eyelid bump remains – that is known as a chalazion. Although there is no infection, the eyelid oil gland can remain clogged, leading to a persistent bump. If a chalazion does not disappear with hot compresses, steroid medications may be necessary. In some cases, the most effective way to remove the unsightly chalazion is to remove it with a 5-minute procedure in the clinic.