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What causes a stye?

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A stye usually stems from a blocked eyelid oil gland or clogged eyelash follicle. Stress and hormonal changes also can bring on a stye. Blepharitis, a condition that causes the eyelids to become inflamed, and rosacea, a skin condition, are often linked to styes. Skin cancer also can cause styes, though this is rare.

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Cheng, K. , published online April 19, 2014. Cochrane Library

Mayo Clinic: “Sty.”

American Optometric Association: “Chalazion.”

 

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on August 2, 2018

SOURCES:

Cheng, K. , published online April 19, 2014. Cochrane Library

Mayo Clinic: “Sty.”

American Optometric Association: “Chalazion.”

 

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on August 2, 2018

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