hordeolum


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Related to hordeolum: hordeolum internum, hordeolum externum, internal hordeolum

hor·de·o·lum

(hōr-dē'ō-lŭm),
A suppurative inflammation of a gland of the eyelid.
[Mod. L., hordeolus, a sty in the eye, dim. of hordeum, barley]

hordeolum

/hor·de·o·lum/ (hor-de´o-lum) stye; a localized, purulent, inflammatory infection of a sebaceous gland (meibomian or zeisian) of the eyelid; external h. occurs on the skin surface at the edge of the lid, internal h. on the conjunctival surface.

hordeolum

[hôrdē′ələm]
Etymology: L, hordeum, barley
a furuncle of the margin of the eyelid originating in the sebaceous gland of an eyelash. Treatment includes hot compresses and antibiotic ophthalmic preparations; incision and drainage are occasionally required. Also called sty. Compare chalazion.
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Hordeolum

hordeolum

Sty, see there.

hor·de·o·lum

(hōr-dē'ŏ-lŭm)
A suppurative inflammation of a gland or hair follicle of the eyelid.
Synonym(s): sty, stye.
[Mod. L., hordeolus, a sty in the eye, dim. of hordeum, barley]

hordeolum

A STYE. A small staphylococcal infection of the root of an eyelash.

hordeolum

inflammation of one or more sebaceous glands of the eyelid.

external hordeolum
involves the glands of Zeis and Moll, forming an abscess on the eyelid margin. Called also sty.
internal hordeolum
involves the meibomian glands. See also chalazion.
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KERATITIS; TREAT HSO; TREAT 2 CRVO, ISCHAEMIC 3 CHALAZION ACUTE INTERNAL HORDEOLUM 4 ACUTE INTERNAL HORDEOLUM 5 C.