This condition is clogged glands, in your eyelids, that are backed-up, swollen and inflamed. The procedure for care is:
1. Clean your eyelids and lashes daily with a “Q-tip” or clean wash cloth and “no more tears” baby shampoo, followed by adequate rinsing.
2. A mild to hot compress should be used five times daily, for five minutes, for three weeks, on the affected eyelid. As long and as frequently as you can. While watching TV and microwave the hot compress (be careful with the heat).
3. We may prescribe an eye ointment that you should rub into the lid and lashes of the affected area.
We recommend that you return for a re-check in our office in three weeks to determine progress. If the stye opens, secretion will drain from it. It is best to continue the care routine for at least one week after this occurs, to keep the gland opened and draining.