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Is chalazion different from hordeolum?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

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

In brief: Location only

The difference is location of infection being on the conjunctival side (not outside).
Needs treatment of antibiotics and drainage/removal. See your ophthalmologist for care do not ignore. They are the same process.

In brief: Location only

The difference is location of infection being on the conjunctival side (not outside).
Needs treatment of antibiotics and drainage/removal. See your ophthalmologist for care do not ignore. They are the same process.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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