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What is the definition or description of: hordeolum?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Stye

This is an inflammation of a gland in the lid, analogous to a pimple, in which stagnated secretion becomes infected and sets up a focal inflammation.
It is a fancy term for what most commonly call a stye.

In brief: Stye

This is an inflammation of a gland in the lid, analogous to a pimple, in which stagnated secretion becomes infected and sets up a focal inflammation.
It is a fancy term for what most commonly call a stye.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Clogged oil gland

A hordeolum (often referred to as a stye) is when an oil gland (mebomian gland) of the eyelid margin becomes clogged.
The oil backs up and forms a nodule and inflammation. An internal hordeolum is when the nodule protrudes on the anterior surface of the eyelid and a internal is when it protrudes on the back surface of the eyelid.

In brief: Clogged oil gland

A hordeolum (often referred to as a stye) is when an oil gland (mebomian gland) of the eyelid margin becomes clogged.
The oil backs up and forms a nodule and inflammation. An internal hordeolum is when the nodule protrudes on the anterior surface of the eyelid and a internal is when it protrudes on the back surface of the eyelid.
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stye

This is the medical term for a stye or stopped up oil gland on the edge of the eyelid.

In brief: Stye

This is the medical term for a stye or stopped up oil gland on the edge of the eyelid.
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
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