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Are styes on the eye a common occurence Is it unusal for

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Are stye's on the eye a common occurence? Is it unusal for a "mature" adult to develop a stye on the eye?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.

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Stye (also known as Chalazion) are common in both adults and children. In general, this results when dirt or infection around the base of the eyelashes clog up the pores (opening) of the tear oil gland next to the base of the eyelashes causing reaction, inflammation and swelling. To resolve this, I suggest that you apply wam/hot compresses to the stye area 2-3 times daily for 2-3 weeks, and use over the counter preservative free tear drop such as Refresh or Genteal tear drop 4 times daily. If the fails to significantly resolve in 2-3 weeks, I suggest that you follow-up with your eye doctor for closer evaluation and possible prescription for Tobradex eye drop or oral doxycycline.

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