Use these photographs of styes to identify what type of stye you have.
Keep in mind your stye may look different to the ones in the images. Some styes appear to look like a pimple while others look like a boil.
That’s because there are different types of styes, such as internal stye and external stye, and each type look very different from the other.
Internal styes look like a whitehead pimple while an internal stye looks like a boil. Some photographs are actually images of a chalazion, which is a stye that never burst.
External stye picture
External stye image
External stye photo
External sty photograph
Internal stye pictures
Internal stye image
Internal stye photo
Internal sty photograph
External styes form in the gland of Zeis or in the gland of Moll. Internal styes develop in the Meibomian gland. Internal styes that do not burst or rupture are termed a Chalazion.
It is not uncommon to have multiple internal eye styes or frequent styes. Frequent or multiple styes are usually an internal stye. It is uncommon to get frequent external styes.