Chalazions and Styes

Chalazions and styes are often difficult to distinguish from one another in appearance; however they are two separate conditions.

The eye’s oil glands are responsible for lubrication, and chalazions are bumps caused by an oil gland blockage. Chalazion symptoms include tenderness, redness and swollen eyelids, and can be easily treated with warm compressions or antibiotics. Greater Ohio Eye Surgeons can also perform a simple drainage procedure.

Styes are also eye infections caused from oil gland blockage. Styes are located on the edge of eyelids and can also be treated with warm compressions or antibiotics.

If you would like us to perform a drainage procedure, or if you feel you may need antibiotics, please schedule an appointment today.