Eye First Aid: What To Do About Styes, Pinkeye and More

6 common (and non-serious) conditions that can affect your eyes, and what to do about each (14 Photos)

Paula Spencer on Jan 26, 2011 at 2:00PM

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Eye First Aid: What To Do About Styes, Pinkeye and More

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Stye: What It Is

A reddish bump that appears along the edge of the eyelid that has become infected. For example, a sty can form at the base of an eyelash if the eyelash root or oil gland becomes infected.

A similar bump, called a chalazion, is also caused by obstruction of an oil gland, but is not infected and is less painful than a stye.

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