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How is chalazion different from internal hordeolum?

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Dr. Ilan Cohen
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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