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What is a internal hordeolum caused by?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stye

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.
A hordeolum is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed and the gland clogged. When it forms on the back side of the eyelid.

In brief: Stye

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.
A hordeolum is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed and the gland clogged. When it forms on the back side of the eyelid.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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 change in the biochemistry of resistance. But these can occur in all states of hygiene and all socioeconomic classes so the cause is undoubtedly more complex.

In brief: 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 change in the biochemistry of resistance. But these can occur in all states of hygiene and all socioeconomic classes so the cause is undoubtedly more complex.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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