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STYES

A stye is a painful lump on your eyelid.

Symptoms

A stye is a small abscess (collection of pus) on your eyelid, which can make your eye and eyelid red and your eyes watery. It can often be painful and unsightly.

Causes

Styes are caused by bacterial infection.

The stye often dissipates of its own accord. The symptoms may be eased by gently placing a clean, warm flannel on your eyelid, but you must never squeeze the stye. If a stye persists, or is very painful, visit your Eye Care professional.

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