Using an eye drop is not the best method to soothe an eyelid bump for a few reasons. The first being that they occur on the EYELID and not on the EYE.
The second being that an eye drop does not maintain contact with the eyelid area for that long, therefore not making as much of an impact as other methods.
Your body’s natural defenses can often resolve a stye without the need for special medication, but keeping your eyelids clean is among the most helpful things you can do to help support your body’s natural response to these painful eyelid bumps. Keeping your eyelids clean also helps support your body’s normal defenses against these bumps coming back.
Using an eyelid cleanser twice daily (think of it like brushing your teeth for your eyes) is where you should start. If you find that your eyes' defenses need more support to fight a stye than a cleanser can give, make sure to see your eye doctor for an evaluation.
Below are our top five tips for dealing with a stye:
1. Mediviz Eyelid Wipes
Using an eyelid wipe is a great way to keep your eyelids clean while dealing with a stye. You can actually use both a wipe and hypochlorous acid (below) for keeping your eyelids cleaner while you've got a stye.
Simply remove an eyelid wipe from its individual pouch, close your eyes, and gently motion the wipe back and forth over your eyelids and lashes, concentrating at the base of your eyelashes.