Stye Treatment: Relief for Hordeolum and Chalazion
At Family Eye Care Center, we offer comprehensive treatment for two common eyelid conditions: Hordeolum and Chalazion. These conditions can cause discomfort, swelling, and irritation in the eyelid area. Our experienced team of eye care professionals in Raleigh is well-equipped to provide effective treatment options to alleviate your symptoms and promote healing.
A Hordeolum, commonly known as a stye, is a localized infection in the oil glands of the eyelids. It typically appears as a red, tender bump on the eyelid, causing pain and sensitivity. Styes are often caused by bacterial infection and can develop externally along the lash line (external Hordeolum) or internally on the inner part of the eyelid (internal Hordeolum).
A Chalazion, on the other hand, is a non-infectious, inflammatory condition that occurs when an oil gland in the eyelid becomes blocked. It results in the formation of a firm, painless lump or swelling. Chalazia can vary in size and may develop on the upper or lower eyelid.
At Family Eye Care Center, we offer effective treatment options for Hordeolum and Chalazion to help alleviate symptoms and promote healing. Our skilled optometrists will assess your condition and determine the most suitable treatment approach. Treatment options may include:
- Warm Compresses:
Applying warm compresses to the affected area can help soothe the eyelid, reduce inflammation, and encourage the stye or chalazion to drain naturally.
In some cases, oral medications may be prescribed to help manage the infection and reduce inflammation. Our experienced eye care professionals will determine the appropriate medication for your specific condition.
For persistent or larger styes or chalazia, our optometrists may recommend a targeted injection of medication to facilitate drainage and promote faster healing.
- Follow-Up Care:
We will provide you with detailed instructions on at-home care, including proper eyelid hygiene practices and follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure successful treatment.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a stye or chalazion, it’s essential to seek professional care. Visit our clinic in Raleigh, NC, and let our experienced optometrists provide the effective treatment you need for relief.