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Can a stye begin as a red spot just inside of the lower lid?

Yes, a stye is an infected hair follicle, and can begin as a red, tender spot on the inside of the lower lid—as long as that spot is close to the base of the eyelashes. If it is further away, it may represent a clogged oil gland or other lesion.

Answered by: James M. Heltzer, MDDr. James M. Heltzer

Categories: Eye Conditions

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Answered: Jan 24, 2013

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