Hordeolum

What is Hordeolum?

An external stye or styes , also hordeolum , is an infection of the sebaceous glands of Zeis at the base of the eyelashes, or an infection of the apocrine sweat glands of Moll. External styes form on the outside of the lids and can be seen as small red bumps. Internal styes are infections of the meibomian sebaceous glands lining the inside of the eyelids. They also cause a red bump underneath the lid with only generalized redness and swelling visible on the outside. Styes are similar to chalazia, but they tend to be smaller and more painful, and they usually don't cause any lasting damage. They contain water and pus, and the bacteria will spread if the stye is forcefully ruptured. Styes are characterized by an acute onset and usually short in duration (7–10 days without treatment) compared to chalazia, which are chronic and usually do not resolve without intervention. Styes are usually caused by the ''Staphylococcus aureus'' bacterium.

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I have a 6 yrs old grand daughter who has a swollen right eye with pain when closing. I tried washing the eye and warm compress. no redness no...

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It is hordeolum of eyelid.

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First time in my life a had Eye stye few days back, I did not know it was a stye I thought it is eye infection and consulted general physician he...

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It may be chalazion.

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I have a swollen inner.side of.my.left eye. It has been ther for.two days it hurts bad and is giving me a headach and I.feel.sick

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Inflammatory swelling of the gland of eyelid

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