While painful and unsightly, most styes heal within a few days on their own or with simple treatment. Chalazia, too, often disappear on their own, but it might take a month or more.
Typical treatment for a sty consists of applying warm compresses to the affected eye for 10 to 15 minutes twice to four times daily for several days. This not only relieves pain and inflammation, but also helps the stye resolve faster. Be sure to close your eye while using the compresses. When the stye comes to a head,...
Many people who have intraocular pressures consistently
above 27 mm Hg develop optic nerve damage unless the pressure is lowered by
Some people have intraocular pressures consistently
higher than 21 mm Hg but do not develop optic nerve damage. This condition is
called ocular hypertension.
Some people who have optic nerve damage from glaucoma have
normal intraocular pressures. This condition is called normal or low-tension
glaucoma. But what is normal for one person may not be normal for another
Doctors also measure the thickness of the
clear front surface of the eye (cornea). Cornea
thickness, along with pressure inside the eye, helps determine your risk for glaucoma.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Christopher J. Rudnisky - Ophthalmology
May 5, 2010
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May 05, 2010
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