You’d know it if you ever had a stye. An eye stye, clinically called a hordeolum, looks like a big, red pimple on the edge of your eyelid. In actuality it’s a growth that’s due to an infection or injury and it can occur on either your upper or lower eyelid.
Most of the time, an eye stye heals on its own, but occasionally, if it’s really stubborn, you may need to visit your ophthalmologist for treatment that include eye drops or even stye surgery. Styes typically don’t lead to permanent vision problems, but they can impair your sight while they’re active.
If you are having any abnormal symptoms, you should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by your local New York optometrist or ophthalmologist in NYC for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan as it may be a symptom or sign of a serious illness or condition.