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Our Approach to Treating

Stye in Adults

A stye is a common condition in which a red bump resembling a pimple forms on the eyelid. Although treatable, styes can be a nuisance. Sometimes, they can persist despite therapy. NYU Langone ophthalmologists are skilled in diagnosing and treating styes, and can work with you to find the best way to alleviate the condition.

Treatment for Stye

Treatment involves warm compresses and, occasionally, topical antibiotics. A persistent stye may require surgical incision and draining, a procedure performed in your ophthalmologist’s office.

Our Research and Education in Stye in Adults

Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.