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Stye Treatment

Eyelid Infection

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Learn More about what a stye is, where it came from and most importantly, how to get rid of it.

Painful, red, swollen and needs to get better fast. Find out how we can help you today.

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Stye Treatment

Learn More about what a stye is, where it came from and most importantly, how to get rid of it.

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Eyelid Surgery

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What Is a Stye

Your eyelids are lined with glands. These glands make oil to lubricate your eyes. These glands are the culprits behind the terrible red painful bump on your eyelid. Styes are essentially blocked tear glands – instead of making “oil” your glands are making a thicker, more “buttery” consistency oil. So, the gland gets clogged, backed up, swollen, inflamed and quickly turns into a bump.​

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About The StyeGuy

Dr. Dan Landmann is a board-certified Ophthalmologist in River Edge, New Jersey. He is sub-specialized in Oculo-Plastic Surgery, which focuses on cosmetic & reconstructive surgery of the eyelids. He literally spends every single day treating just eyelid problems! No doctor cares more about your stye, and wants to help you get rid of it as fast as possible than Dr. Landmann.

He created to help patients get expert advice on treating their styes and we’ve treated patients from all around the World. His guiding philosophy is to use the safest and most scientifically proven techniques to treat your stye as fast as possible and to make you get back to normal as fast as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions​​

Maybe, Maybe Not…These usually come from a blocked tear gland, not a bacteria. But, sometimes these are associated with bacterial overgrowth, and sometimes they do get infected. So, doctors will often prescribe an antibiotic ointment, just to be safe. It is important to understand though: since a bacteria didn’t necessarily cause the bump, an antibiotic won’t necessarily make it go away.
Unfortunately, there is a first time for everything. A lot of patients say this, because they are scared and have never had problems with their eyes. Rest assured, with time and treatment, if this is just a stye – it will go away. Be positive!
There is so much confusion between these terms and ultimately, the different terms don’t mean too much. So a lot of people just use these terms interchangeably.
  • A Stye is the non-technical term for either a Chalazion or Hordeolum.
  • A Hordeolum is a sudden onset infection or abscess.
  • A Chalazion is a small area of inflammation. Usually it develops slower and lasts longer.
Styes are very common, but everyone will have a slightly different experience. Yours may be different. The best way to know for sure that your problem isn’t something more serious – like an infection or eyelid cancer – is to have an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) examine it and possibly even biopsy it. Doctor Landmann is an ophthalmologist who specializes in eyelids. These are some general guidelines, but his experience from looking at thousands of eyelid lesions is what sets him apart. Here are some general guidelines:
  • Color: Red or skin colored
  • Shape: Usually a distinct, round bump near the eyelashes. Sometimes the lid just looks swollen.
  • Location: Either the front or back of the eyelid. Upper eyelid or the lower eyelid. Sometimes they are just under the surface and easily seen; Sometimes they are in the middle of the eyelid and can’t be seen, but can be felt. Most commonly, they are near the eyelashes.
  • Pain: Usually a dull, uncomfortable tenderness. Sometimes painless though.
  • Onset: Usually pretty quick, over the course of a couple hours or days.
  • How long they last: Hopefully not very long! But the real answer is, it varies and is unpredictable. Sometimes just a few days.. sometimes for months…
  • Effect on vision: A stye should not affect your vision dramatically.
  • Age of the patient: Most commonly, these occur in patients less than 40 years old, but they can occur at any age.
Other symptoms which you may or may not have: red eyeball, red eyelid, watery eye or tearing, itching, burning, swollen eyelid, droopy eyelid, light sensitivity, crusties, mucous discharge, or a feeling that something is in your eye. If you are still not 100% certain that you have a stye – then have a surgeon who specializes in eyelids take a look. You’ll also get great advice on how to treat it.
Usually no. An ophthalmologist can diagnose a stye just by looking at it. Dr. Landmann is an ophthalmologist that specializes specifically in eyelid surgery. Click here to have him look at yours today.
It is important to distinguish between these, because they are all treated differently.
  • Skin Cancer – can look very similar to a stye. Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer that forms on the eyelid.
  • Preseptal cellulitis – which is an actual infection of the skin. Typically, the whole eyelid gets red, more painful and swollen.
  • Sebaceous cell Carcinoma – this is a very serious and aggressive form of cancer. We worry about this more in older patients who have recurrent Styes on one eyelid.
  • Pyogenic Granuloma – this is a deep red and inflamed bump that comes after a patient had a stye.
  • Other Growths – such as cysts, nevi and benign lid tumors can all look like styes.
Some patients just get one stye and never get them again. Unfortunately, some patients are prone to getting recurrent styes. Here are some tips to hopefully decrease the likelihood of getting one.
  • Most important: Keep your eyelids warm. Use a warm compress on a consistent basis. The idea being to liquefy any oily secretions within the glands. Either in the shower by placing your warm hands over your eyelids or with a warm compress.
  • Eyelid Hygiene: If you have blepharitis (red, crusty eyelids) then try using Gentle Lid Scrubs.
  • Flaxseed Oil: Flaxseed Oil is not only good for your skin, but also helps lessen the chance you will get as many styes in the future. Styes come from glands that make oil. When you take Flaxseed Oil on a consistent basis, the glands make less viscous oil. You can take either the pill form or the powder form.
  • Manage Rosacea: Rosacea is a skin disease that causes redness of the eyelids, cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. If you have Rosacea – a dermatologist is best at helping to manage that. In turn, keeping the Rosacea under control will help prevent styes from forming.
  • Make sure to clean off your eye makeup every night. Don’t share makeup with friends and throw out any old eye makeup.
There are a lot of wacky websites out there that give recommendations that have no scientific backing. The recommendations that Dr. Landmann is suggesting are generally agreed upon by ophthalmologists. That being said, if you want to practice good eye-Karma, consider donating to Dr. Landmann’s cataract surgery mission!
Ahhh, the million dollar question. Ultimately, the answer is – not soon enough. Remember to relax – if this is just a stye – then eventually it always disappears. Sometimes you just have to be patient. Sometimes they leave in a few days … Sometimes it takes a few months or even a full year to leave. Find out if your lump is indeed a stye and what are the best treatment recommendations to have Dr. Dan Landmann, an eyelid specialist, look at your stye today. Click to start!
Have a fever, feel chills, shivers or have muscle aches Your vision is affected more than just a little bit blurred You have flashes of light or floaters The Stye doesn’t resolve after a month of using warm compresses You have redness and swelling that is on the entire eyelid and extends onto the cheek, forehead or nose. The Stye is on your child, who is 8 years of age or younger

The good news is that styes are not contagious. The bad news is that you can’t get a note to skip school or work because of a stye. Haha, just kidding; we’ll email you a note if you need one. 

  • Do Not try popping it yourself.
  • Do Not try tweezing it yourself.
  • Do Not stick a needle in it.
  • Do not rub gold on it – unless you have too much gold!
  • Do Not rub salt on it.
  • Do Not rub Vaseline on it.
  • This is the most important question – and yet the most controversial. Ask 5 different eye surgeons how to treat a stye – and you’ll get at least 5 different answers. Doctor Landmann’s approach incorporates two of his core principles: Safety and Aesthetics. Because he is an ophthalmologist that specializes eyelids, his management algorithm has been refined to get rid of your stye as fast as possible, using the safest medical and surgical techniques and provides you with the best aesthetic outcome. By getting an online consultation with Dr. Landmann, you’ll get detailed information on what your eyelid bump really is – because sometimes it might not even be a stye. Depending on what your individual problem is, he will give you detailed information on how to treat it. If your problem is a stye, he will be able to call in a prescription for you to your local pharmacy instantaneously. If it is something more serious, like eyelid cancer, then he will help you treat it. And if you have any specific questions about your stye, then you’ll also have an opportunity to write out your question and get a detailed response back.

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Before and After Image Stye Removal at StyeGuy in River Edge, New Jersey.
“I have a really bad stye that won’t go away and I contacted the dr through the website on a SUNDAY and he responded quickly! He sent a video with his response and called in medication immediately! He texted and emailed me all the information I needed. This was a amazing experience! I can’t believe how great he was and how helpful. Thank you!!”
– Jodi B.
“Definitely was skeptical about virtually trying to get treatment for my stye but honestly this was the EASIEST way it could have happened. Within an hour of filling out the questionnaire (on a Saturday morning!!!) I received a video from the doctor explaining recommended treatment and instructions – it was thorough, helpful and simple. I would totally recommend this to anyone with a stye issue (or eye issue for the matter). The whole experience was seamless and easy, headed to the pharmacy now to pick up my script! Thank you Dr. Landmann!”
– George M.
“I had a wonderful experience with StyeGuy. I did the online consultation which was very convenient and easy to fill out. When I ran into an issue, I called and Matt was extremely helpful and resolved my issue quickly. I sent photos of my eye via text to the number provided and Dr Silas called me in less than an hour. She confirmed what I thought was a stye and provided me with different treatment options (since I’m currently nursing). She was very friendly and informative. She then called my prescription in right away and texted me to let me know it was done. Overall, very pleasant experience and I would definitely use them again!”
– Ashley S.
“The StyeGuy was an amazing way to get treatment quickly and effectively. Everyone was extremely helpful and quick to respond to the questions I had. I had an issue with my local pharmacy not registering my prescription and the StyeGuy staff called and sorted it out right away, even providing advice on how to get it for the lowest cost which I really appreciated. I would highly recommend the StyeGuy for any stye troubles.”
– Andrew H.
“I’ve used the stye guy twice and I had a great experience both times. They get back to you fast after filling out your questionnaire. I got my prescription put in and picked up same day. Fast and easy! 10/10 would recommend!”
– Alexandra V.
Before and After Image Stye at StyeGuy in River Edge, New Jersey.
“Dr. Landman is such a dedicated doctor. He is ready to care for his patients at any time! In my experience, I was dealing with a stubborn chalazon when my regular eye doctor was not able to see me. Dr Landman on his weekend was ready to care for me and treat my chalazon with no questions asked. He is so dedicated and I was blown away with how he treated me even on his own time. Other doctors do not have that sense of compassion like Dr. Landman did to stop, care and most importantly treat the patient. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Landman to any one who has eye issues. Great doctor so knowledgeable and compassionate!”
– Victoria G.
“I highly recommend Dr. Landmann to all people with eyelid issues. I’ve spent many hours researching and calling numerous Optician’s offices for help with with my eyelid issues, only to be turned away. They stated that I needed the care of an Eyelid Specialist. I was having difficulties finding a Doctor with this specialty. It must have been my lucky day, when I found the website of the StyeGuy..aka Dr. Landmann! I filled out easy information forms, paid a minimal fee, texted my eyelid photos, and within 2 hours I have received proper medical attention. The prescriptions for my annoying eye stye are being prepared right now. I’m am truly filled with gratitude for the prompt and professional attention that I received from this Doctor’s office. I wished I found this website weeks ago!”
– Lara M.
Before and After Image Lesion Excision at StyeGuy in River Edge, New Jersey.
“Awesome experience. I have been stuck home in self-isolation when I developed a very swollen eyelid which kept on growing. Honestly I did not know what to do and it was only a very lucky coincidence that I found this Dr with the possibility of an online visit. They respond med very quickly and answered a bunch of questions. The prescription was ready in my local pharmacy right away. I think that for every eyelid issue in the future I will always use this awesome and very efficient service. Very highly recommended.”
– Simone B.
Before and After Image Lesion Excision at StyeGuy in River Edge, New Jersey.

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