I have had a stye in my left eye for three weeks now. I have been applying warm compresses to it, and it actually did open up and drain. I thought it was on the mend last week, but over the long weekend it began to flare up again. The eye doctor got me in today, and they have prescribed an antibiotic ointment to put in a couple of times a day. My son gets married in less than two weeks, and I want it to look good by then.