Sty – or sometimes known as hordeolum is one of the most common eye disorders there is. The glands in the eyelid get inflamed. A nodule appears and may appear as a small pimple on the eyelid. A hot compress is recommended to relieve the condition. Apply it several times every day until the sty disappears. Unattended stys may require a course of antibiotics if it does not go away with the hot compresses.
Conjunctivitis or “red eye” is a condition where the eye is bloodshot in appearance and may have pus-like discharge especially in the morning. The eyes may be itchy or not. There are several eye drops that are available to treat this condition although a trip to the eye doctor is recommended.
Foreign substance – dust, eyelashes, lint or other extraneous material may deposit itself in the eye thus causing irritation. Rubbing the eye will worsen the situation. It is better to wash the affected eye with clean water or allow yourself to produce tears so that the object can be washed out. could be used as a temporary solution only.
Wash your hands constantly, especially before handling your face. Clean hands reduce the risk for contracting any illness and disorder. It’s better to do preventive action than to be sorry later on.