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A stye is a small abscess of the lash root on the eyelid. It appears as a painful yellow lump on the outside of the eyelid where the lash emerges. It is also known as an external hordeolum.
Consider anti-infective eye preparations, see Antibacterials
If facial cellulitis is suspected consider oral antibiotics, see Skin and soft tissue infections – (facial) cellulitis
Clinic Type: Oculoplastics/Orbits/Lacrimal
Service: DRSS-Eastern and Northern-Ophthalmology-Optom Only-Devon ICB- 15N
This guideline has been signed off by NHS Devon CCG.
Publication date: May 2022