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Question:
If I pop the stye on my eye, will that cause more serious damage? Is it safe to pop it?  

Answer:
No, it should not be "popped" for several reasons, and it may be a chalazion instead of a stye. Warm soaking of the inflamed area may speed healing, but if it persists, see an ophthalmologist.

Answered by: Charles P. Wilkinson, MDDr. Charles P. Wilkinson

Categories: General Eye Health

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