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Eye Stye

What are eye styes?

In the eyelid, we have three types of sebaceous glands that are producing the liquid or oil from the eyes. Anatomically, usually develop in the glands of Zeiss or Moll, or are produced in the meibomian gland.

Meibomian glands (the major m) is secreted by the fat layer of the tear, which prevents evaporation and dry eye.

It ends at the base of the eyelashes (where women put the eyeliner). And that’s precisely where they usually stay certain germs of the skin, staph, which form a plug, so that the gland becomes clogged and swell: so is the stye.

According to ophthalmologists, there are external sties (where the drain hole of the lid gives out) or internal (if it occurs to the inside of the eye). Anatomically, the former usually develop in the glands of Zeiss or Moll, while the latter are produced in the meibomian gland. Having twenty-five by eyelid Meibomian (one hundred between the two eyes), we say that there are great chances that sties have an internal origin.

The cause of the appearance of the styes is usually due to organic weakness resulting in a decrease of the defenses, which immediately affects the proliferation of germs that cover eye glands. This generates blepharitis, an inflammation of the local glands, which is what generates the formation of styes.

The weaknesses that generate calls eyelid congestion (of the eyelids) may be a general source (anemia, flu or stress) or be produced by local motifs of the eye (nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism without due control.)

Styes can occur at any time of life. However, they have special causes reactions and according to the age at which they arise.

* In boys often triggered by poor control of diseases of vision (myopia, astigmatism, etc).
* In adults often appear not to use the lens when due or in the early stages of presbyopia, when you try to exert too much visio

The main symptoms of eye stye

In this field, we can speak of marked differences between children and the elderly, and children in the stye usually appears as a small, isolated red pimple on the eyelid that pressing, causing pain (in certain parts of the eye, and not the entire eyelid), and is accompanied by discharge, discomfort and tearing.

In children, symptoms are much more widespread than in adults, as the stye is usually associated with allergic-type reaction that generates a lot of swelling around the eye. Thus, children’s eye is swollen as if they had been dropped, while in adults the most common reaction is usually a small lump that appears in the upper or lower eyelid, which may or may not have mouth or drain hole is also characterized by pain along with a small swelling.

In general, the emergence of a stye should not encourage immediate consultation with a specialist. Therefore, and for early detection of disease (which significantly improves the prospects of cure), you should ideally consult a specialist if you notice that the stye is repeated three or four times every six months, for example.

Eye styes treatment

Common but annoying, these bumps on the edge of the eyelids is often painful and disfiguring eye. Here’s why they occur and how to cure them. Many times, to look in the mirror, we see a swelling of the eyelid, we do not know what to attribute. It’s just a stye, a sebaceous cyst may appear sporadically acute in our eyes.

When viewing a flash, the first thing many do is to put ice for the swelling subsides. But this is a big mistake, as the basis for all sties treatment must be the heat. The same makes the sty ripen, to open and the fat you have inside out spontaneously. The procedure is very simple and has no collateral complications.

Despite what many assume, when you open the stye does not usually get infected pus or more of the eye, because what predominates in its constitution is fat and not the infecting germs.

The question that many ask their eye doctors is whether a ring can be used to treat a stye. The answer is yes, because anything that causes heat is useful in this regard. Moreover, considering that traditionally, gold salts were used as anti-inflammatory, understand the reason for the popular belief that a gold ring is best to cure a stye.

Despite this, it is stated that “while the treatment is logical ring from its conception, the ideal is to place a swab or a cloth with water at high temperature (as hot as the patient’s tolerance) in the area of the eyelid for five minutes, two or three times a day until the stye drain and disappear. ” This, to achieve more asepsis, is more effective than the ring.

If the stye does not drain in three weeks, it will be necessary to consult an ophthalmologist indicating a local inflammatory. After this treatment, the stye will begin to shrink until it is reduced to a small extent. So stop bothering both from the standpoint of organic and aesthetic.

Now, if despite having taken the two treatments, the small granule persists, you can enjoy a simple intervention to remove it. In fact, from the clinical point of view there are no indications point to extract. However, if the patient so wishes, the small lump may be removed in a minor surgical procedure is performed in the ophthalmology practice and consists of a small drainage with a scraping of the residual fat, using local anesthesia. According to the same ophthalmologists in children is not justified the operation as it should be done with general anesthesia. In these cases, it is best to wait until the chalazion is reabsorbed.

On the other hand, we can speak of a preventive treatment for styes. The secret is, then, to remove the causes that lead to a chalazion, controlling for general reasons (anemia, diabetes, and thyroid hormone disorders, among others) and local (problems of refraction, astigmatism and hyperopia-farsightedness, allergies, inflammations chronic eye, etc.)

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