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Do You Have A Stye?

Learn what to do until your walk-in appointment at TSO Fall Creek in Humble, Texas

If you have ever had eyelid swelling associated with excessive tearing, eye pain, or even a red bump or lump that resembles a pimple or boil on your eyelid then you probably had a stye.

Styes are normally caused by a staphylococcus infection of the oil glands in the eyelids. If a stye does not appear to be improving within 48 hours, you should consult the optometrist at in Humble.

Our helpful staff at TSO Fall Creek in Humble, Texas will get you set you setup with an appointment, so we can treat your ailment. There are a few do’s and don’ts when you have a stye.

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DO’Sdo

  • Use mild soap and water to clean the affected eyelid.
  • Place a warm washcloth over the affected eye. Make sure to wring out the washcloth and apply to a closed eye. Once the washcloth starts to lose heat, re-wet and repeat the process for up to 5 to 10 minutes and then gently massage the area. This should be repeated two to three times daily.
  • If the condition of the stye has not improved in 48 hours, seek the help of your Humble eye doctor.

DON’TSdont

  • You should never wear contact lenses with a stye because they can be contaminated with the bacteria, so if you do wear contacts refrain from wearing them until the stye is healed.
  • Until the stye heals, don't wear any makeup
  • Don't try to squeeze the pus from or pop the stye. This can worsen the infection and cause the condition to spread.
  • Never share towels. Most styes are contagious and can be passed on to other people, so you should never share anything that's been contaminated.

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TSO Fall Creek

9701 North Sam Houston Pkwy E, Ste 100
Humble, TX 77396

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    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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* We are closed weekdays from 1PM - 2PM for lunch.

A message to our Patients

As your eye care provider, your health and safety are of utmost importance to us. As such, we have implemented screening measures and safety precautions to ensure the well-being of our patients, our staff, and our community.

In light of the “Stay Home, Work Safe” order issued for the City of Houston and Harris County to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be open only for urgent and emergency eye care appointments for the duration of this order. We will continue to re evaluate the timeline as circumstances change

We remain committed to taking exceptional care of your eyes. We are available from 9am-1pm on Mondays through Saturdays to answer your questions, place contact lens orders, assist with glasses repair, and schedule future routine eye exam appointments. We also offer curbside pickup of your eyewear and complimentary shipping of Contact Lenses to your home during this time.

We are all in this together and appreciate your understanding during this challenging time. We pray that you and your families remain healthy and safe. Thank you for entrusting us with your eye care!

Warmest,

Dr. Alexander Chen, Dr. Melanie Leung , and Staff