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How dangerous is an internal hordeolum to you?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not too dangerous

Caused by infection of small glands in eyelid but occuring on the inside of the eyelid r/t outside surface.
Often requires antibiotic and excision if internal location. Should not be ignored and you should see an opthalmologist for evaluation and management.

In brief: Not too dangerous

Caused by infection of small glands in eyelid but occuring on the inside of the eyelid r/t outside surface.
Often requires antibiotic and excision if internal location. Should not be ignored and you should see an opthalmologist for evaluation and management.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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