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What is a Stye?

What is a Stye?

16 Apr 2020

A stye is a swollen and infected meibomian gland within either the upper or lower eyelid.

Meibomian gland normally secrete small amounts of an oily liquid that helps lubricate the surface of the eye, and prevent tears from evaporating too quickly. When these glands become clogged, they can fill with this fluid and become infected.

A stye is not very dissimilar to a common pimple, here we explain signs, symptoms and treatment.

What is a Chalazion?

What is a Chalazion?

16 Apr 2020

You may well have had a chalazion without knowing what it was called, a relatively small harmless, painless bump just inside the edge of either the upper or lower eyelid.

Most chalazia heal on there own but there are a few steps you can take to prevent them reoccurring.

What is a Black Eye?

What is a Black Eye?

16 Apr 2020

We have all seen someone with a black eye but have you ever wondered about the causes?

If you or someone you know has a black eye would you know whether to simply add a cold compress or seek medical advise?

Sometimes there's more to a black eye than meets the eye, find out more.