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A sty may come back, even after appropriate medical or surgical care. These persistent styes need further evaluation and care because they may signal other health problems; rarely, they can be an indication of cancer or other health conditions including infections, inflammatory conditions, and parasites.
Astigmatism and corneal irregularity may improve after treatment of a sty.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/14/2013
Grant G. Gilliland, MD
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