Who Is at Risk for Chalazia or Styes?

Anyone can develop a chalazion or stye, but if you have blepharitis, a condition affecting the eyelid margins, you may be more likely to get either one.

You may also have an increased risk of developing chalazia or styes if you:

  • Have had chalazia or styes previously;
  • Have skin conditions such as acnea rosacea or seborrheic dermatitis;
  • Have other systemic medical conditions, such as diabetes.
  • Consistently don’t remove eye makeup completely;
  • Use old or contaminated cosmetics.

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