• I understand the stye, but what is the deal with the puffiness and bruising?


    Question:

    I woke up four days ago and noticed some bruising and slight puffiness under my right eye and then a stye appeared. I understand the stye, but what is the deal with the puffiness and bruising? It's almost swollen.


    Answer:

    A stye is an inflammation of one of the oil glands in the eyelid. Puffiness and even a bit of darkness is not unexpected with this condition. It is recommended that you use warm compresses and a topical antibiotic/steroid eye drop to promote healing of the stye. Your ophthalmologist can prescribe the appropriate medication to treat you.


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