When should I see my eye doctor about a sty?

See your eye doctor if:

  • Your eye is swollen shut due to the swelling in the eyelid
  • Pus or blood is leaking from the bump
  • Pain and/or swelling increases after the first 2 to 3 days
  • Blisters have formed on your eyelid
  • Your eyelid feels hot
  • Your vision has changed
  • Styes keep recurring. If this happens, a biopsy (a small piece of the sty) may need to be taken to rule out other more serious problems.

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