What is a stye and how should it be treated?

A stye is also called a HORDEOLUM. It is a pimple caused by skin germs that infect the tunnel through which the eyelashes emerge. A stye is usually tender and eventually develops a pointy white head before it bursts. A moist, hot compress will speed resolution. Antibiotics are not necessary. The stye has to drain, whether on its own or with a doctor’s help. Sometimes it can grow so large that surgical drainage is advised. There are some look-alike lesions that can mimic a stye, so if it doesn’t clear promptly in 5-7 days be sure you see Dr. Koganovsky for an evaluation.

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Dr. K is the premiere eye doctor and professional sports & athletic optometrist based in Margate, FL.

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Monday   9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Tuesday  9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Wed        9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Thursday 9 A M. to 5 P.M. Friday      9 A.M. to 5 P.M.


Dr. Steven R. Koganovsky | Board Certified Optometric Physician
101 North State Road 7 Suite 103      Margate, Florida 33063
Office Telephone 954-972-6934      Fax 954-972-6946