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The stye is common inflammation of a follicle ciliary (duct that contains the eyelashes) and its gland (called “Zeiss” gland). It always occurs in an acute form.

Is always accompanied with swelling and redness of the eyelids, pain is a constant and can help to distinguish it from the chalazion. Eyelid margin is highlighted almost always the presence of pus similar to what happens for a classic pimple.

Foto concessione: Dott. C. Benedetti

At the base of the stye pathogenesis it is almost always Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium normally found on our skin, in fact it is a so-called saprophytic.

The stye is a fairly common disease, but it must be stressed that in the event that presented itself with considerable frequency is necessary to bring this framework ophthalmologist who will direct the patient to the most appropriate diagnostic path, to exclude links with general diseases.