Causes of stye

What are the causes of stye?


A stye is an infection of the eyelash’s pilosebaceous follicle, usually due to a staphylococcal bacteria: it's sort of boil on the eyelash. It can occur at any age, but is more common in adults. 

Certain factors favour the development of styes such as[1] :

  • Insufficient hygiene of contact lenses
  • Insufficient hand hygiene
  • Rubbing the eyes too often
  • Poor eye makeup removal
  • Dry eye
  • Diseases such as diabetes or immune deficiency favouring infections


The symptoms of styes are various. Also, it exists different ways to treat styes.