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Does internal hordeolum look like a chalazion?
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
In brief: No
An internal hordeoulm is the acute clogging of an oil gland in the eyelid margin (mebomian gland), it is not an infection.
It is usually red, sore, and swollen. A chalazion is the chronic form of a hordeoulm, but the tissue becomes granulated, and is not red, painful, and inflamed, but there is still a nodule or bump.

In brief: No
An internal hordeoulm is the acute clogging of an oil gland in the eyelid margin (mebomian gland), it is not an infection.
It is usually red, sore, and swollen. A chalazion is the chronic form of a hordeoulm, but the tissue becomes granulated, and is not red, painful, and inflamed, but there is still a nodule or bump.
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes, sort of
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: Yes, sort of
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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