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What is a internal hordeolum caused by?

What is a internal hordeolum caused by?

Stye: An internal hordeolum is caused by a blocked oil gland in the eyelid which becomes infected. The common name is a stye. These are treated with warm compresses and topical antibiotic, such as bacitracin. They typically clear in 2-3 weeks. If they do not clear, sometimes styes need to be drained. ...Read more

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Hordeolum (Definition)

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. It is a fancy term for what most ...Read more


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Who can I go to drain an internal hordeolum?

Who can I go to drain an internal hordeolum?

Most hordeolums: Or styes drain themselves if you apply enough warm compresses to the eyelid several times a day. Using some antibiotic eyedrops also seem to help, though I think they are over-prescribed by physicians in an attempt to make sure the eye does not get infected. Thanks for trusting in healthTap. ...Read more

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What's internal hordeolum?

Warm compresses: A hordeoulum is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed, and clogged forming a nodule, internal protrudes towards the eye. 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 steroid have been the only effective treatments demonstrated get rid of a stye. ...Read more

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Is a stye an internal hordeolum?

Is a stye an internal hordeolum?

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 in the substance of the lid, it is termed internal hordeolum. Your ophthalmologist can recommend the best treatment for this. ...Read more

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How harmful is a internal hordeolum?

How harmful is a internal hordeolum?

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 resolve in a week, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How dangerous is an internal hordeolum to you?

How dangerous is an internal hordeolum to you?

Not dangerous: Internal hordeolum is a clogged oil gland of the eyelid margin. It is not an infection. It will usually drain or go away on its own. Worst case it may become a cellulitis (very uncommon, but needs treated) or skin infection, or a nodule in the eyelid that will have to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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What is a internal hordeolum and a stye? Same thing?

What is a internal hordeolum and a stye? Same thing?

Clogged oil gland: A stye is a clogged oil gland found in the eyelid margin, it produces oil for the surface of the eye. When the orifice of this gland becomes blocked, the oil will back up and form what is called a stye. Typically a stye is from inflammation causing the opening (orifice) to occlude causing the stye. A stye is typically not an infected oil gland, but can occur due bacteria causing inflammation. ...Read more

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How does one tell on physical exam the difference between an internal hordeolum and a marginal chalazion? I'm a 4th yr med student @ Wayne State. TY

How does one tell on physical exam the difference between an internal hordeolum and a marginal chalazion? I'm a 4th yr med student @ Wayne State. TY

4th Year: Is that WSU, Michigan? Spent many years there. Two things: 1; Please carefully read what you can regarding your concern. 2: Once read, please discuss this with doctor with whom are following. He/she will help to the extent possible or refer you to a specialist. Hope you learn a lot! PS: Enjoy graduation! ...Read more

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Could internal hordeolum look like chalazion?

Different stages: Hordeolum is another name for a stye. These ;are active, red and inflamed. Chalazia are the end results of the bodies attempt to clean up a stye in which case it simply walls it off leaving a cystic, pea like nodule in the lid. These are usually not tender, not inflamed and not red. They can be removed surgically if desired. ...Read more

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Does internal hordeolum look like a chalazion?

No: An internal hordeoulm is the acute clogging of an oil gland in the eyelid margin (mebomian gland), it is not an infection. It is usually red, sore, and swollen. A chalazion is the chronic form of a hordeoulm, but the tissue becomes granulated, and is not red, painful, and inflamed, but there is still a nodule or bump. ...Read more

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How is chalazion different from internal hordeolum?

How is chalazion different from internal hordeolum?

Active vs inactive: An internal hordeolum is an active infection of an oil producing gland in the lid and is characterized by a painful bump on the eyelid. A chalazion can occur after the resolution of this infection and is a result of the body walling off the infected gland to prevent spreading of the infection. Chalazia are not painful. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a internal hordeolum and a stye?

Similar: Both of these are styes. Hordeolum is the $64 dollar word for a stye. If it is in the substance of the lid, it is internal. If it is on the edge of the lid, it is external. They are both the same process in a different location. ...Read more

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Internal hordeolum in my eye has not gone and it's been a week, what do I do?

Internal hordeolum in my eye has not gone and it's been a week, what do I do?

Try heat: Use very warm soaks over the eye 4-5 times per day for 5 minutes each over the next several days./ This will usually make a stye disappear. If not see your ophthalmologist for further treatment. ...Read more

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I have a internal hordeolum. Some of the pus came out and went in my eye. My lower lid hurts and I collect pus from the corner of my eye. What to do?

I have a internal hordeolum. Some of the pus came out and went in my eye. My lower lid hurts and I collect pus from the corner of my eye. What to do?

Hordeloum?: 22 F I have a internal hordeolum. some of the pus came out and went in my eye. My lower lid hurts and I collect pus from the corner of my eye. What to do? ANS: See your Dr or go to walk in clinic. ...Read more

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Can I use potassium iodide to get rid of an internal hordeolum? If so, do I apply it right to the eyelid?

Can I use potassium iodide to get rid of an internal hordeolum? If so, do I apply it right to the eyelid?

Well: Not a good idea see a primary care doctor optometrist or ophthalmologist for specific diagnosis and treatment should not really treat this yourself ...Read more

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If a stye occurs inside the eyelid, it is called an internal hordeolum. How dangerous is a internal hordeolum?

Not very: These usually cause the whole lid to get inflamed for a while, and then localize at one point in the internal lid. There is no danger to vision or the health of the eye. It would be rare for it to even affect the basic lid structure although they can be uncomfortable and ugly looking. ...Read more

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I can feel a hordeolum starting up on my lower lid. Is there any OTC treatment?

I can feel a hordeolum starting up on my lower lid. Is there any OTC treatment?

Hot compresses: Start with hot compresses 10 mins at least twice a day. If it does not improve after a week, go see your eye md for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you treat a hordeolum?

How do you treat a hordeolum?

Hot compresses: The main treatments for hordeola are hot compresses, lid hygiene and sometimes antibiotic/anti-inflmmatory drops or ointments. The hot compresses are usually the most important factor in resolving the hordeolum quickly. ...Read more

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What is a hordeolum, help me?

What is a hordeolum, help me?

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 infected if not treated properly. Start with hot compresses and go see your eye md for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a hordeolum?

How dangerous is a hordeolum?

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 the lid is loose and not bound to the underlying tissue. If untreated it can go away, but might coalesce into the pus pocket which will eventually open and discharge. If left alone like this it may scar but will not endanger vision. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hordeolum?

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. It is a fancy term for what most commonly call a stye. ...Read more

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Does a hordeolum look like chalazion?

Yes, but less intens: There are several different glands associated with the the eyelashes. Any of these glands can become inflamed and appear as a red, tender or painful swelling at the edge of the eyelid or hordeolum. The meibomian glands produce oil that forms the outer most layer of the tear film to prevent evaporation. Complete blockage of a meibomian gland is a chalazion (stye), large, swollen and painful. ...Read more

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Is chalazion different from hordeolum?

Yes: A hordeolum is when an oil gland (mebomian gland) eyelid margin becomes clogged and inflamed. It is usually red, swollen, and tender. A chalazion is the chronic form of a hordeolum, but the inflammation, redness, tenderness resolves and a nodule of bump is left in the eyelid. ...Read more

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In what way is chalazion different from hordeolum?

Different stages: Hordeolum is another name for a stye. These ;are active, red and inflamed. Chalazia are the end results of the bodies attempt to clean up a stye in which case it simply walls it off leaving a cystic, pea like nodule in the lid. These are usually not tender, not inflamed and not red. They can be removed surgically if desired. ...Read more

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I can feel the beginnings of a hordeolum on my lower left eyelid. Is there any OTC medication?

I can feel the beginnings of a hordeolum on my lower left eyelid. Is there any OTC medication?

Hot compresses: No otc medication is particularly helpful, but hot compresses frequently are a good first step. ...Read more

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I can feel the beginnings of a hordeolum on my lower left eyelid. Is there any OTC medication for treating it?

Warm soaks: Hot compresses for 5-10 minutes, 3times a day will help treat. There are otc lid scrubs that will help clear the lashes of excess oils and lid debris that can block the oil glands. Antibiotics eye drops are not available without a prescription so an exam by an ophthalmologist is needed. ...Read more

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What is the cause of internal hordoleum?

What is the cause of internal hordoleum?

Blocked gland: There are many oil glands on the eyelid. They can become blocked, much like a pimple, and cause hordeola. If you get one, start applying heat as soon as possible. A warm washcloth applied 3-4 times a day can be effective. There are over the counter eyelid cleansing pads that can be used on a regular basis to help avoid hordeola. Ask your eye doctor if this would be a good idea. ...Read more

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The inner stye/ chalazions cause permanent damage to the meibomian glands? Do the inflammed gland regain their function after healing? Or atrophy?

The inner stye/ chalazions cause permanent damage to the meibomian glands? Do the inflammed gland regain their function after healing? Or atrophy?

Probably permanent: There is tremendous redundancy in these glands so that loss of a few makes no difference. The body's response to an inflamed gland is to attack the inflammation which almost certainly destroys that particular gland. Mild inflammation without a pus filled pocket probably allows recovery. ...Read more

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How long should I wait for an internal stye to rupture?

Who diagnosed this?: A stye is an abscess in the eyelid, in other words a zit.
the proper treatment is hot compresses and if it doesn't go away I can drain it easily ...Read more

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My internal stye shrunk and is no longer irritating. I still feel a bump at the location of the stye. How do I tell if the stye is gone?

You may have: Already overcome the acute inflammation seen in a stye and now be left with residual scar tissue, just like you can see with an inflammed acne cyst. This may resolve with time (weeks to months) but you should address this with your doctor as he/she may want to eventually refer you to a opthalmologist or oculoplastic doctor for further management. ...Read more