What causes styes? | Eye health education 101

Have you ever gotten a stye on the eye area? And wonder why?⁠

A stye pops up when the meibomian glands are clogged. They sometimes occur at the most inopportune times. ⁠

If you’ve ever wondered why you get them, scroll down to learn some reasons!

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1️⃣ Ocular roascea -- ocular rosacea causes inflammation around the eyelid margins. When inflammation occurs in the lash line oil glands, they get clogged and more prone to turning into a stye. ⁠

2️⃣ Allergens -- if dust and allergens are getting into your eye they can also clog up the meibomian glands, causing styes. ⁠

3️⃣ Makeup -- using makeup that is causing you irritation can also make you more prone to styes. ⁠

4️⃣ Hormonal fluctuations: hormones regulate the meibomian glands’ oil production. Fluctuations in them can increase your chances of getting a stye. ⁠

5️⃣ Improper cleansing -- not regularly using an eye specific cleanser to remove makeup and keep the meibomian glands healthy can lead to styes. ⁠

6️⃣ Eczema -- eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes red, inflamed eye area skin can also make you more likely to get a stye. ⁠


XO, Dr. Nicky, Founder of You & Eye