Stye Treatment

Stye Treatment

Don't Let a Stye Get You Down.

Fast Relief and Expert Care at Nanston Vision.

Gentle Care and Effective Solutions at Nanston Vision

Feeling the Sting of a Stye? We've Got You Covered.

Styes, also known as hordeola, are red, inflamed bumps that develop on the eyelid. While typically harmless, they can cause discomfort and disrupt your vision. At Nanston Vision, we understand the importance of addressing styes promptly and effectively. Our experienced team provides comprehensive care to alleviate discomfort, promote healing, and help prevent future occurrences.

Understanding the Root Cause of Styes

Identifying Underlying Factors for Effective Management

Styes develop due to blockages in the meibomian glands, located near the base of your eyelashes. These glands produce oil that helps stabilize your tears and lubricate your eye. When blocked, bacteria can accumulate, leading to inflammation and the formation of a stye.

Several factors can contribute to stye formation, including:

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Effective Treatment and Strategies for Stye Prevention

Tailored Solutions for Optimal Outcomes

While most styes resolve on their own within a few days, seeking professional care can accelerate healing and reduce discomfort. For stubborn styes or those associated with underlying conditions, we offer innovative options like Forma-I® and Lumecca® IPL. Forma-I® utilizes targeted bipolar radiofrequency energy to reduce inflammation, while Lumecca® IPL uses gentle light pulses to improve the function of the meibomian glands.

Stye Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

Most styes resolve within a week. However, if your stye worsens, persists beyond a week, or you experience vision changes, schedule an appointment with your eye doctor.

Absolutely not! Popping a stye can worsen the infection and potentially lead to scarring. It can also spread the bacteria to other parts of your eye. Resist the urge to squeeze or touch the stye, and let it heal naturally or seek professional treatment for faster resolution

Practicing good eye hygiene, maintaining adequate tear production (through artificial tears if needed), and addressing underlying conditions like dry eye or blepharitis can significantly reduce your risk of future styes.

Lumecca-I® and Forma-I® are effective treatments for many patients experiencing styes and dry eye caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). However, the best course of treatment will vary depending on the severity of your condition and its underlying cause. During a comprehensive eye exam at Nanston Vision, our experienced optometrists will assess your individual needs and determine if Lumecca-I® or Forma-I® is the most suitable option for you.

Scheduling an appointment is easy! Call us at (678) 836-2428.