The eye stye

The eye stye or chalazion is a chronic swelling of the meibomian glands of the eyelid. No symptoms almost never painful, but are annoying.

1. What is a stye?
A stye is a chronic thickening of the meibomian glands of the eyelid, a result of obstruction of the glandular duct, accompanied by an inflammation of the tissues.

Seen most frequently in adults. There are often several at once.

2. What are the symptoms?
The process is rather slow development, without symptoms or with them, but not significant until after weeks or months has acquired the size of a pea.

At that time you see a noticeable lump, hard to the touch and is on the inside, not on skin. On turning round the lid, the situation is recognized by a red color then becomes gray. In the stye rarely resolves on its own, from time to time in this case festers and acute inflammatory signs.

They are upset because they are visible to the naked eye and because they cause conjunctival irritation. If it can exert great pressure on the eyeball and cause astigmatism.

3. What is your treatment?
As for the treatment on how to get rid of a syte, smaller not require intervention. Sometimes they can disappear if we apply an ointment followed by massage and hot compresses.

When you are older, are removed through an operation via the conjunctiva. If a stye recurs in the same place, should be biopsied to rule out tumors.