Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Eye Stye Evaluation

The evaluation of a stye begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with a stye may include:

  • Red, painful swollen lump on the eyelid:
    • Located close to the eyelashes
  • Eyelid tenderness

Tests are not required to make the diagnosis of a stye.

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Last Updated: Jul 31, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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