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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
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
19 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: A hordeolum is the active infection that commonly precedes a chalazion. A hordeolum causes redness, mild pain and sometimes pus exudation. A chalazi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Location only: The difference is location of infection being on the conjunctival side (not outside). Needs treatment of antibiotics and drainage/removal. See your ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
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

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