Posted by: drmolly in stye on
Jan 17, 2010
Styes are common. Anything that causes a bump at the edge of the eyelid (hordeolum) or in the eyelid itself (chalazion) are different types of styes, but neither is worrisome.
Styes are caused by a blockage of a little gland that keeps the eyelid moist. If the obstruction is near the lid margin, you have a bump there. If the backup is farther in, the bump appears in the eyelid itself. Styes can sometimes look a little red, but aren't infected