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Hordeolum

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Hot compresses: The main treatments for hordeola are hot compresses, lid hygiene and sometimes antibiotic/anti-inflmmatory drops or ointments. The hot compresses are ... Read More
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Warm compresses: Treat with warm compresses. A hordeoulm is the acute clogging of an oil gland in the eyelid margin (mebomian gland), it is not an infection. It is u... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rizen
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Stye: A hordeolum is the medical term for a stye which is typically a clogged oil gland in the eyelid. These can become inflamed and sometimes even infecte... Read More
Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Warm compresses: Warm compresses (wash cloth with hot water and hold it on the stye for 5-10 minutes, reheating as needed), or surgical incision and drainage, or stero... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Not much: A hordeolum is an inflammaion of the lid (a stye) due to infection in one of the glands. It can spread over a broad area of the lid as the skin of th... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Stye: This is an inflammation of a gland in the lid, analogous to a pimple, in which stagnated secretion becomes infected and sets up a focal inflammation. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Stye: This is more commonly known as a stye. It is an infection of an oil-producing gland in the eyelid. The usual treatment is hot compresses and frequent ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Sometimes: A stye is the common term for a pimple like inflammation of the lid and lid margin. If located on the edge it is termed an external hordeolum and if ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Not very: This is the medical name for a stye, an infected eyelid gland. You treat it by applying warm compresses to the stye 4 times per day. If it does not ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Wish we knew: This is a type of stye developing inside the substance of the lid deeper than the margin. People tend to get them in crops implying some unknown chan... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 28 years experience
Not too dangerous: Caused by infection of small glands in eyelid but occuring on the inside of the eyelid r/t outside surface. Often requires antibiotic and excision if... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Not the same: A stye generally refers to an external hordeolum, which is an infected hair follicle. These are painful enlarge into a red, round bump on the edge of ... Read More
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