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Do You Have A Stye?

A Bump Or Pimple In Your Eye?

If you have ever had eyelid swelling associated with excessive tearing, eye pain, or even a red bump or lump that resembles a pimple or boil on your eyelid then you probably have a stye.

Styes are normally caused by a staphylococcus infection of the oil glands in the eyelids. If a stye does not appear to be improving within 48 hours, you should consult our optometrist, Dr. Bajwa, in our Ventura CA practice. .

Our helpful staff will get you set you set up with an emergency appointment, so we can assess the cause of the bump or a pimple in your eye and speed up healing. Patients trust our optometrist for emergency eye care and visit us from Camarillo, Oxnard, and Ojai for all types of eye emergencies.
There are a few do’s and don’ts when you have a stye.

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DO’Sdo

  • Use mild soap and water to clean the affected eyelid.
  • Place a warm washcloth over the affected eye. Make sure to wring out the washcloth and apply to a closed eye. Once the washcloth starts to lose heat, re-wet and repeat the process for up to 5 to 10 minutes and then gently massage the area. This should be repeated two to three times daily.
  • If the condition of the stye has not improved in 48 hours, seek the help of our eye doctor by scheduling an emergency eye exam in our Ventura practice.

DON’TSdont

  • You should never wear contact lenses with a stye because they can be contaminated with the bacteria, so if you do wear contacts refrain from wearing them until the stye is healed.
  • Until the stye heals, don't wear any makeup
  • Don't try to squeeze the pus from or pop the stye. This can worsen the infection and cause the condition to spread.
  • Never share towels. Most styes are contagious and can be passed on to other people, so you should never share anything that's been contaminated.

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