Important Announcement: We've partnered with ReFocus Eye Health to best focus on providing the best patient care possible. Of course, our doctors and staff will remain the same but our name, logo, and website will be updated as we integrate with the ReFocus family of eye clinics. This will not affect your appointments or your patient experience in the least.
Important Annoucement: Our Blue Bell clinic is now closed. All patients from that office will be seen at our state-of-the-art North Wales location, where they can expect the same caliber of exceptional eye care and patient experience. This location is only 6 miles away and has ample parking.
Styes and Chalazions are lumps that can grow in the eyelid margin. They can look similar, but there are some differences.
A stye is a red and very painful lump that develops in the eyelid margin as a consequence of an infection of an oil gland (Meibomian gland) or a hair follicle located in the eyelid margin. They are also known as hordeolum.
A chalazion is a little, non painful red lump, a cyst, that grows in the eyelid. It is caused by a clogged oil gland (Meibomian gland). There are multiple Meibomian glands located at the superior and inferior eyelid margin.
Stye: Styes are painful, and can be associated with significant swelling and tenderness of the eyelid affected. They can drain leaving crustiness in the lid margin.
Chalazion: In general, chalazions are not painful or tender. Occasionally if they press on the eye surface it may produce blurriness.