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Would I ever need surgery to treat a stye?

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Sometimes, you need minor surgery to completely drain a stye. After applying a local anesthetic to numb your eyelid, the doctor cuts it open and removes the gunk inside. Your eyelid should heal quickly afterwards.

SOURCES: 

Bradford, C (Editor) Basic Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004.  

The Mayo Clinic. 

Medline Plus: " Eyelid Bump," Chalazion." 

Lederman, C. Pediatr Rev, Aug. 20, 1999.

American Optometric Association: “Chalazion.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on September 12, 2020

SOURCES: 

Bradford, C (Editor) Basic Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004.  

The Mayo Clinic. 

Medline Plus: " Eyelid Bump," Chalazion." 

Lederman, C. Pediatr Rev, Aug. 20, 1999.

American Optometric Association: “Chalazion.”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on September 12, 2020

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