What is included in patient education for hordeolum (stye)?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Michael J Bessette, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Instruct patients on proper use of warm compresses and antibiotic use as described above.

For prevention, educate patients about lid hygiene.

Instruct patients not to squeeze a stye, because infection may spread to adjacent tissues.

For patient education resources, see the Eye and Vision Center, as well as Chalazion (Lump in Eyelid) and Sty.

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