Eye Care Providers Topic Guide
Ophthalmologist vs. Optometrist: There are a number of different types of eye care providers. Depending on the eye problems you're suffering from you may need the services of an opthamologist or an optometrist, as well as members of associated eye care fields. Associated fields of expertise include opticians, ocularists, and ophthalmic technicians.
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Sty (Stye) A stye (sty) is an infection of the eyelid, resulting from a blocked oil gland. Seborrhea, improper eye makeup removal, use of infected cosmetics, poor eyelid hygiene, stress, hormonal changes, and Blepharitis, rosacea, and meibomitis may cause styes. Symptoms include a lump on the eyelid, swelling, pain, redness, tenderness, blurred vision, pus, and a scratchy sensation on the eyeball. Treatment may involve warm compresses, scrubbing the eyelid with a mild soap, and discontinuing wearing contact lenses and eye makeup.
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