Styes & Chalazia

Discover Relief and Care for Styes and Chalazia

Styes and chalazia are common eyelid conditions that can cause discomfort and visual disturbances. At Dr. Harmon’s practice, we provide effective treatments to relieve your symptoms and restore your eye health.


  • Acute, painful infections of the oil glands at the edge of the eyelid.
  • Typically red, swollen lumps resembling pimples.
  • Caused by bacterial infection and can develop inside or outside the eyelid.


  • Chronic, non-infectious lumps resulting from blocked oil glands within the eyelid.
  • Usually painless and grow slowly, sometimes causing blurred vision if large enough.
  • Require different treatment approaches compared to styes due to their chronic nature.

Effective Treatment Options

For Styes:

  • Warm Compresses: Help the stye to naturally drain and alleviate discomfort.
  • Antibiotic Ointments/Drops: Combat bacterial infection, especially for persistent or recurrent styes.
  • Incision and Drainage: Minor surgical procedure if the stye does not resolve on its own.

For Chalazia:

  • Warm Compresses and Massage: Soften and drain the blockage over time.
  • Steroid Injections: Reduce inflammation and shrink the chalazion for persistent cases.
  • Surgical Removal: Under local anesthesia if conservative treatments are ineffective.

Prevention and Care Tips

Maintain good eyelid hygiene to prevent styes and chalazia:

  • Clean eyelids regularly with mild soap or eyelid cleanser.
  • Avoid rubbing eyes with unclean hands.
  • Thoroughly remove makeup before bed to prevent blockages.

Your Comfort and Vision Matter

At our office, we prioritize your eye health with personalized care and effective treatments for styes and chalazia. If you suspect these conditions or experience persistent symptoms, schedule a comprehensive evaluation today. Trust our expertise to ensure your comfort and maintain clear, healthy vision.

Take Charge of Your Eye Health Today

Don’t let styes or chalazia disrupt your life. Contact us now to discover relief and receive the expert care you deserve. Your eyes deserve nothing less than the best.

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