6-year-old Nayan Verma from Rabale was showing irritation behaviour and used to constantly rub his eyes. This continued for whole three days and Nayan’s mother was worried, as it wasn’t healing. That’s when she visited Advanced Eye Hospital & Institute (AEHI) based on the excellent reviews on Just dial after looking for best child eye doctor on it.
On the appointment day, after initial registration, Nayan was underwent detailed eye check-up. Visual acuity test showed that both eye’s vision was normal. His eye pressure level, retina examination, fundus, all was within limits.
He was then referred to Dr. Prachi Agashe, a Paediatric Ophthalmologist and a Squint Surgeon at AEHI. Luckily, he hadn’t have any ocular history along with systemic evaluation.
Dr. Prachi examined his eyes and observed that his left upper eyelid had boils and so diagnosed him with stye.
A stye is a red, painful boil on the eyelid. It is caused by the underlying oil gland as it gets deposited with dead skin cells, unused oil, etc. This looks like a pimple and can appear anywhere around your eyelid.
Dr. Agashe recommended Nayan’s mother to do Hot Fomentation on Nayan’s eye for several times a day. This includes applying clean cloth soaked in warm water, wringing the excess water, and applying it on the boil. This releases the clogged oil deposits and run like a liquid. Dr. Prachi advised Nayan not to run his fingers in the eye nor rub it vigorously after prescribing him antibiotic eye drops and ointment.
After ten days, Nayan followed up with Dr. Prachi and showed improvement.
There are times when stye remains even after few days. A stye can become infected resulting in more swelling and red in appearance.
Individuals who had stye once are more likely to have another. However, one can avoid it by:
- Not sharing your towels or handkerchief with anyone.
- Regularly wash your face and eyes with gentle baby soap.
- Girls should remove her make up before sleeping, if applied.
- Use liquid disinfectant while bathing.
Common eye conditions like stye occurs especially after weather changes like end of summers and beginning of monsoon. However, if an eye problem such as this persists despite applying hot fomentation, one must visit nearby child eye specialist and avail timely treatment.
About Dr. Prachi Agashe
Dr. Prachi Agashe, (Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB (Ophth), MBBS) is an Adult Squint Surgeon and Pediatric Ophthalmologist at the Advanced Eye Hospital. She has several years of experience and expertise in dealing with eye problems like Strabismus, Amblyopia (aka lazy eye), Congenital Abnormalities, Childhood Cataract, etc. Consult Dr. Prachi Agashe by booking an appointment.
About Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute:
Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute in Navi Mumbai is one of the best eye hospitals in Mumbai. Comprehensive eye check-up areas and the operation theatres are state-of-art and equipped with the best diagnostic and surgery machines. Personalized care, infection free modular operation theatres and beautiful ambiance compliment the innovative eye care service offered at AEHI. Besides Sanpada, Belapur, rabale, airoli, Ghansoli, Koperkhairne, Kharghar, Nerul, Vashi and Panvel, patients from all over western India travel to AEHI for world class eye care management.
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