- Ocular Health Section
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- Fondation Théa
The stye is an infection of the implantation area of an eyelash called the "pilosebaceous follicle". It presents itself as a small, red, hot and painful bulge the size of a grain of barley located on the edge of the eyelid and centred on one eyelash. It appears within a day or two then when it ripens, it forms a pocket of visible white-yellowish pus on the surface of the stye.
The stye is an infection of the implantation area of an eyelash called the "pilosebaceous follicle"
Very easy to recognize, the stye is located on the inner edge or outside of the eyelid and owes its name to the Old English word ‘sty’ meaning ‘rising’ + eye, therefore 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.
If you tend to have styes repeatedly, you must have impeccable hand and eyelid hygiene.