How is a sty diagnosed?
A sty is usually diagnosed by a visual exam of the eyelid.
What are the risk factors for developing a sty?
Styes are very common. Anyone can get a sty. However, you may be more likely to get a sty if you:
- Have had a sty before
- Have blepharitis (an inflammation of the eyelids)
- Have certain skin conditions, such as acne rosacea or seborrheic dermatitits
- Have diabetes
- Have dry skin
- Are experiencing hormonal changes
- Have high lipid levels (“bad” cholesterol)