Stye: Symptom and Causes


A hordeolum usually begins as a red and swollen bump on or in the eyelid. Often, the area is very tender and painful. Some other symptoms include:
  • Watery eyes
  • Swelling of the eyelids
  • Blurred vision
  • A sensation of a foreign body or a gritty, scratchy sensation in the eye
  • Sometimes, there is a point or yellowish spot on the swollen area from where the discharge of pus will occur when the hordeolum drains


Styes are usually caused by staphylococcal bacteria, which often live right on the skin surface.

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