Ask an Eye M.D.Question Topics
Ask an Eye M.D. Answer Archive
Please read our important medical disclaimer.
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, MD
Categories: Eye Conditions
Have a question that hasn't been answered yet? Ask it!
Answered: Jan 24, 2013
Search for Questions & Answers
Meet Our Experts
- Your questions are answered by more than two dozen members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology who volunteer their time with EyeSmart.