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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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Is chalazion different from hordeolum?

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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Swollen hand from guinea pig bite. How to treat this?

Swollen hand from guinea pig bite. How to treat this?

Get evaluated now: You treat it by receiving immediate medical attention and starting antibiotics. It is likely the wound is infected. ...Read more

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Is it better to unclog meibomian glands (no stye or chalazion) with dry or wet warm compresses?

Is it better to unclog meibomian glands (no stye or chalazion) with dry or wet warm compresses?

Heat is key: See [email protected] for more details, but heat is key to naturally opening up meibomian gland: it can be wet or dry. Washing lids/lashes with hot water (without burning skin) is also important. Diluted tea tree oil also helps naturally clear lashes from bacteria & mites that can clog glands. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wear lashline eye makeup after 2 months of chalazion stye surgery?

Is it okay to wear lashline eye makeup after 2 months of chalazion stye surgery?

Yes: The surgery is on he inside of the lid and the make-up on the outside. There should be no problem and no interaction. ...Read more

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I have eye problem, giant papillary conjunctivitis?

I have eye problem, giant papillary conjunctivitis?

Stop the contacts: Most cases of gpc are related to contact lens use; and stopping the contacts is the first step in getting this resolved. Anti-inflammatory drops from your ophthalmologist will also help. ...Read more

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I doing lid compress-massage-hygiene + use artificial tears for mgd n dry eyes.But lid margin n eye crner skin is still itch+have many blisters.Help?

I doing lid compress-massage-hygiene + use artificial tears for mgd n dry eyes.But lid margin n eye crner skin is still itch+have many blisters.Help?

Other modes of: Treatment for this, need to coordinate which is best for you. These include Doxycycline or Minocin (minocycline) pills for 1-2 months, fish oil gel caps or even Restasis drops may help. There is ciurrently a procedure called lipiflow tha t can help but is very expensive and needs repeating every 6 months or so. ...Read more

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Is it pink eye, conjunctivitis or blepharitis?

Is it pink eye, conjunctivitis or blepharitis?

Conjunctivitis: " pink eye" generally is considered an infection of the eye causing inflammation of the lining or conjunctiva. Hence conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Help, i've only itch on upper+lower lid skin where lashes grow(mostly near eyecorner)+in eyecorner, feel dryeye. Eyemd said allergy conjunc.Tried 10meds?

Help, i've only itch on upper+lower lid skin where lashes grow(mostly near eyecorner)+in eyecorner, feel dryeye. Eyemd said allergy conjunc.Tried 10meds?

Eye Lid Dermatitis: You have to stop all makeup until the skin heals. Use a cortisone cream like prescription Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. Then add each component of makeup for 4 days before you go onto the next. This way you may be able to find out what is causing the reaction. ...Read more

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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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Small ulcer inside eyelid after stye is gone, normal?

Small ulcer inside eyelid after stye is gone, normal?

Not usually: Sounds like you may have a persistent problem. I would recommend seeing your eye physician to assess. ...Read more

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MINOR Bacterial Conjunctivitis re Sinus infection. Tobramycin & Keflex 2 1/2 days. Eye's all clear, no gunk. Still contagious? Want to use new makeup

OK if eye is clear.: It is a good idea to use all new make up products that are close to your eye, as they may have been the source of infection, or were contaminated when you developed an infection. For bacterial illness, 36-48 hours on Meds is a good guideline for reduction in contagion. ...Read more

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Can clogged meibomian glands unclog themselves with time (no warm compresses, no antibiotics, no lid cleaning, etc.)??

Can clogged meibomian glands unclog themselves with time (no warm compresses, no antibiotics, no lid cleaning, etc.)??

Sure: Meibomian glands can fluctuate in their function depending on a variety of environmental &host factors. Their secretions can become variably thicker or thinner and various symptoms of ocular surface irritation can arise from this. When the orifices block, painful sties can develop, or even a more chronic chalazion. Most people do well without much fuss with eyelid hygiene, whereas others need help ...Read more

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What happens when you apply antibiotics eye ointment on viral conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

What happens when you apply antibiotics eye ointment on viral conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

No improvement: Viral conjunctivitis doesn't respond to antibiotics. If you apply antibiotic ointment when there's a viral infection, the pink eye will remain pink & will only improve with time. Cool compresses may help. The risk of using antibiotics in the eye when not necessary include: possible allergic reaction (eye may get redder/swollen) & possibly developing resistance to that antibiotic in the future. ...Read more