A Stye is an infection at the base of the eyelash.  Learn what to do when you get a Stye below.

What is Stye?

A stye is a sore and red bump located near the edge of the eyelid.  It is caused by an infection at the base of the eyelash.  The usual culprit is a bacteria called Staphylococcal.  These bacteria normally live harmlessly on the skin, but can cause infection if the skin is damaged in any way.  If you touch mucus from your nose then rub your eye you can transfer this bacteria to you eyelid.

Styes may be red and sore and can develop on either the front or backside of the eyelid.  Most Styes clear up in a few days, but it is recommended you see an eye doctor if you experience pain, it does not clear up within a few days, or has transferred to the other eye. 


Symptoms of a Stye

  • A painful, red and tender bump on the eyelid.

  • The bump gets larger and may develop a white or yellow top.

  • Gritty, watery, irritated eye.


Treatments For Stye

  • Hot Compress (Bruder Mask)

  • Antibiotics

  • Miboflo treatment (In-Office)


Warning- Do Not Squeeze a Stye

​When you have a Stye it is best to let it develop a white or yellow top and let it break on its own to release the pus. Do not try to squeeze the pus out of the stye, you may be squeezing the infection to another part of the eyelid causing another stye.  


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If you believe you have a Stye call us at 914-277-5550

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