Managing Common Eye Conditions in the Pharmacy

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A bacterial infection of the eyelash follicle causes a painful swelling at the margin of the eyelid known as a stye. The causative organism is usually Staphylococcus species. Warm compresses are typically recommended to provide symptomatic relief and quicken recovery. In most cases the stye will heal itself within 1 to 2 weeks. Referral and a prescription for oral antibiotics may be necessary if no relief is seen in approximately 14 days.[7]


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