Eye Conditions and Treatment

Styes are treated in the Comprehensive Ophthalmology Faculty Practice


Infection of Zeis's or Moll's glands (both located near the eyelashes) by Staphylococcus aureus.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Redness

Treatment and Prevention

  • Warm compress applied for 15 minutes 3-4 times daily
  • Instillation of sulfonamide or antibiotic ointment

Eye Facts logo linkFor a deeper understanding of the diagnosis and treatment plan for a stye, see Blepharitis, Stye and Chalazion Eye Facts.