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Can you get a sty behind the eyelid? If so, how can it be

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Can you get a sty behind the eyelid? If so, how can it be treated?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.

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Yes, it is possible to get a sty behind the eyelid; It's called a Chalazion. To resolve this Chalazion, I suggest that you apply warm/hot compresses 2-3 times daily, and regular use of preservative free tear drop such as Refresh or Genteal tear drop 4 times daily. This should resolve within 2-3 weeks. If not resolved, then I such that your eye doctor prescribe oral doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 14 daily, subconjunctival injection into the lesion of kenalog, or even surgical removal as the last resort.

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