Styes are a common eye condition that can cause redness, swelling, and tenderness around the eyelid. At Benjamin Eye Institute, our team of expert ophthalmologists can help you understand the causes and symptoms of styes and provide customized treatment options to address your specific needs. From warm compresses to surgery, we offer a range of solutions to help you achieve healthy and comfortable eyes.
Are you experiencing redness, swelling, and tenderness around your eyelid? You might have a stye, a common and painful eye condition caused by a bacterial infection in the eyelash follicles or oil glands.
Styes can be uncomfortable and unsightly, but the good news is that they can be treated effectively with proper care and medical attention. At Benjamin Eye Institute, we offer specialized treatment for styes, tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
Here are some of the treatments we provide to address styes:
Applying a warm compress to the affected eyelid can help reduce swelling and pain associated with a stye. We recommend using a clean and moist washcloth, heated to a comfortable temperature, and placing it over the closed eyelid for several minutes. You can repeat this process several times a day to promote healing and alleviate discomfort.
In some cases, styes can be caused by bacterial infections, which may require antibiotic ointment to treat. Our ophthalmologists can prescribe a specialized ointment to apply to the affected eyelid to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation.
For more severe cases, we may recommend a steroid injection to reduce inflammation and promote healing. This injection can be administered directly into the stye and can help reduce pain and swelling within a few hours.
In rare cases, styes may require surgical intervention to drain the pus and alleviate pressure on the eyelid. Dr. Benjamin can perform minor surgical procedures in the office, ensuring that you receive prompt and effective treatment without the need for hospitalization.
At Benjamin Eye Institute, our team of expert ophthalmologists is committed to providing personalized and compassionate care to all our patients. We understand that styes can be uncomfortable and disruptive to your daily routine, which is why we offer specialized treatment options to help you get back to your normal activities as soon as possible.
Remember to always seek medical attention if you're experiencing any symptoms or discomfort in your eyes, as early intervention can help prevent complications and promote healing.
If you're experiencing any symptoms of a stye, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with us. Our team will evaluate your condition and recommend the best treatment options to address your specific needs.