The staph bacteria colonize eyelid and release debris and toxins onto the conjuctiva and cornea which can cause white blood cells to attack the debris and in the process also the peripheral cornea - causing pain and redness and a dangerous inflammation of cornea. Treatment is eliminating bacteria on lids with baby shampoo scrubs, proper antibiotic drops and/or ointment and often steroid drops are needed for a while as well. If treated well, you should have a rapid improvement.
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