hordeolum


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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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Onset and course of the internal hordeolum are usually more prolonged than the external hordeolum.
5-9) Chalazia occur spontaneously or may follow an episode of acute internal hordeolum.
These are most commonly of the eyelash follicles (sometimes with the glands of Moll and Zeis) and give rise to a stye or external hordeolum (see OT September 17 2010).
One well-known consequence of this is the emergence of a focal inflammation of a Meibomian gland, a posterior/interior hordeolum or chalazion (Figure 6).