What are the symptoms?
A stye usually starts as a red bump that looks like a pimple along the edge of the eyelid.

As the stye grows, the eyelid becomes swollen and painful, and the eye may water.

Most styes swell for about 3 days before they break open and drain.

Styes usually heal in about a week.

A chalazion forms a firm lump or cyst under the skin of the eyelid.

Chalazia grow more slowly than styes. If a chalazion gets large enough, it may interfere with vision.

The inflammation and swelling may spread to the area surrounding the eye.

Chalazia often go away in a few months without treatment.
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