STY

19 Jul 2019

ABSTRACT –

Sty or Hordeolum is a condition caused by red, painful bump close to the edge or outside of the eyelid which may look a pimple. Sties are generally filled with pus. An eyelid contains lots of tiny oil glands around the eyelashes however, dead skin, dirt or oil buildup can block these small holes of glands and let bacteria grow within eyelids which develops sty or stye.

CAUSES –

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS –

  • Red, painful and swelled bump on the eyelid looks like a pimple
  • Teary, sore and itchy eyes
  • Sensitivity to intense light
  • Puffy appearance on the eyelid

DIAGNOSIS –

  • Physical Examination
  • Diagnosed through magnifying device to detect the infection

TREATMENT –

  • Medications such as antibiotics, painkillers
  • Surgery in severe cases

PREVENTION –

  • Touch eyes with clean hands and maintain hygiene
  • Avoid using expired and low quality eye cosmetics
  • Use cleaned contact lenses
  • Warm compresses
  • Manage Blepharitis i.e. eyelid inflammation

EPIDEMIOLOGY –

  • Is has been shown to affect any individual of any age and gender but is majorly prevalent in adults than children.

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