An elderly woman with unresolved ‘stye’ over her right lower eye lid

  • Azhany Y
  • Nani D


A 62-year-old Malay woman presented to the primary care clinic with a complaint of right lower eye lid swelling for four months. The lesion was painless and slowly enlarging in size. There was no eye discharge or visual disturbance. She was treated by several general practitioners as stye and chalazion but there was no improvement. Other than hypertension, there was no other medical illness of note. Examination revealed a swelling at the lower eye lid extending to the lid margin and lateral canthus. The lesion, measuring about 2x2 cm, has a rolled edge, with an eroded area and blackish (necrotic) area. The surrounding skin is in normal appearance with no sign of inflammation. (copied from article)


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YA., & DN. (2012). An elderly woman with unresolved ‘stye’ over her right lower eye lid. Malaysian Family Physician, 5(3), 2. Retrieved from
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