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!