Styes and Chalazia

Learn about eye styes (hordeolum) and chalazia, including causes, symptoms, and treatments.

Video: How to Get Rid of a Stye

Watch this All About Vision video to learn the most common ways to get a stye and get rid of an eye stye. Discover the causes of styes and how to prevent them from re-occurring.

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What Causes a Stye?

A stye is a tender, red bump near the edge of your eyelid.

How do you get a stye?

Eye styes are caused by bacteria that get trapped in eyelash follicles or the eyelids’ oil glands (meibomian glands).

How To Get Rid of a Stye

Learn the do's and don'ts of how to treat a stye.

How long does a stye last?

Styes are usually very short lived, though it feels like they last forever. Learn when you can expect them to heal and how to deal with recurring cases.