A hordeolum, also known as “stye”, is an infection of the oil gland located at the eyelid margin. It looks like a pimple or a lump filled with pus on the eyelid margin.Stye or hordeolum is caused by a bacterial staphylococcus infection
The most common symptoms associated with stye or hordeolum are:
Pain or tenderness of the eyelid
Foregin Body sensation
Crusting of the eyelid margin
Common causes if stye/hordeolum are
Contact lens wear
Inflammation or infection of the eyelids.
Old or contaminated eye makeup
Systemic conditions such as rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, or diabetes
When we use digital screens like computers, smartphones, tablets and others, we tend to stare at these screens which is known to reduce the frequency at which we blink and also cause incomplete blinks. This reduction in frequency of blinks and incomplete blinks leads to disruptions of the tear film layer, increased tear evaporation and higher risk of dry eyes.
Contect Lens Use
Dry eyes causing discomfort with the use of contact lens is a common factor leading to contact lens drop-outs among its users. Though advancement in contact lens materials, disinfecting regimes and different wearing modalities are known to minimise these symptoms, contact lens can cause dry eye symptoms.
Eye surgeries like cataract, LASIK, PRK, and other corneal refractive surgeries can cause dry eye symptoms. Though majority of the time these symptoms are temporary and resolve with time.
DRY EYE TREATMENTS
In many cases, routine use of artificial tears and minor behavioral modifications
like taking frequent breaks and conscious blinking during digital use and temperature control to avoid
nvironmental impact on dryness, can significantly reduce dry eye symptoms
In office procedures
In some chronic or more severe cases, your eye care provider might recommend some over the counter lubricating eye drops, prescription medications and in-office procedures to help your body create and secrete more tears and to decrease eye irritation and inflammation.
STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?
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dry eye specialist.
How long does it take to a complete dry eye test?
Dry eye test can be completed in less than 5 minutes.
How do I read the results?
At the end of your dry eye test we display the severity of your dry eye symptom with easy to read test results .
Will I receive a copy of my test results?
At the completion of dry eye test, you will be presented an option to “Save” or “Email” the results to yourself.
Can I use this test to monitor my condition?
Please check with an eye care provider. You may be able to use this tests to monitor, and record, the changes in your symptoms. We encourage you to remember that this is a screening tool and is does not replace an in-person, comprehensive eye exam.
Who are these doctors?
EyecareLive has a network of eye care professionals both optometrist and ophthalmologist who are there to provide the best eye care services. Most of the doctors have more than 10 years of work experience. They are well trained to provide the best telehealth services through EyecareLive. Doctors are both single as well as multi-state licensed practitioners. We do our best to connect you with the nearest doctor to help you follow up with the doctor in-person if necessary.
Can I get a prescription refill?
Yes, but after a thorough examination and detailed ocular & medical history the doctor determines if the patient is eligible to receive a prescription refill or would it be better suited for an in-person eye exam. The decision about the dosage and the prescription refill is at the sole discretion of the doctor.
Do you accept insurance?
Currently we do not accept insurance but we do provide an invoice to help you submit it to your insurance provider for reimbursement.
Do you see patients without insurance?
Yes, you do not need insurance to connect with our doctors.