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Is There Anyway to Cure Stye? Can It Be Cured wity Medication or Eyedrops?


Hi Dr. Richardson, i was wondering if is there anyway to cure stye, because I have one under my right eye. Do I really need surgery to take care of it or is there some kind of eye drop or medication I can take? I really do wish it can be cured with just medication and/or eyedrops.

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Sincerely, A****

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Dear A****,

The treatment of a stye depends upon the clinical appearance of the stye under the clinical microscope (slit lamp). This requires an in-office exam. Not all styes require surgery. Some, however, do require prescription antibiotics.

I’ve copied one of my staff, Nancy, who will contact you to schedule an in-office consultation with me. Once I’ve seen the stye under magnification I should have the information I would need in order to provide you with the best method of treating it.


Warm regards,
David Richardson, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology
USC Roski Eye Institute
Keck School of Medicine of USC

San Marino Eye
2020 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108

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