If stye is suspected, please visit the ophthalmologist without delay. At an early stage treatment would be only hot compress 15-20 minutes for 3-4 times a day to open the oil gland and release the blocked oil. Keep the eye closed during hot compress. The ophthalmologist will be examining and prescribing eye drops, eye ointment, or antibiotics in some cases. If pus is already present, the lump needs to be incised and drained, followed by antibiotics taking for 3-5 days or until the inflammation is completely healed. If pus is not thoroughly drained or the inflammation is not completely healed, the patient is likely to have a recurrence.