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What is a stye?

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A stye is a tender bump on the edge of your eyelid. It happens when an oil gland, eyelash, or hair follicle gets infected or inflamed. You may hear your doctor call it a chalazion or hordeolum.

SOURCES:

eMedicineHealth: "Eye Pain."

Yanoff, M. Ophthalmology, 2nd edition, Mosby, 2004.

Cleveland Clinic: “Corneal Abrasion.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “What Is Glaucoma?”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 26, 2020

SOURCES:

eMedicineHealth: "Eye Pain."

Yanoff, M. Ophthalmology, 2nd edition, Mosby, 2004.

Cleveland Clinic: “Corneal Abrasion.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “What Is Glaucoma?”

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on August 26, 2020

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