Your eyelids are lined with eyelashes, which have oil glands. If a follicle of hair gets infected, this is called a stye. If the oil gland becomes blocked and secondary inflammation (swelling) occurs, this is known as a chalazion. Styes can be painful, and chalazions typically are not painful but can be tender to touch as they enlargen.
Many people are susceptible to developing styes and chalazions, but patients with a condition known as blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids), diabetes, skin conditions like acne rosacea or seborrheic dermatitis, or history of previous styes/chalazia are more susceptible.
There are conservative treatments and procedures to help with styes or chalazia. At North Texas Eye Specialists in Irving/Las Colinas, a highly trained doctor will be able to evaluate your lids and offer advice and treatment for these lesions.
Here at North Texas Eye Specialists, Dr. Husain and her team are dedicated to providing the best of care for you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us today.