A stye is a common eye problem that affects both children and adults. It is also sometimes called a chalazion or hordeolum. Although it rarely causes severe complications or visual difficulties, it can become infected and should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible.
If your child has a swelling or red bump in or near the eyelids, then that may be a stye, chalazion, or hordeolum. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, and treatment options below.
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