Topically applied antibiotic solutions or ointments several times daily may be used to prevent infection of surrounding lash follicles, but this process will not affect the course of the external hordeolum
KEY: SLK = superior limbic keratitis; BCC = basal cell carcinoma; EBMD = epithelial basement membrane dystrophy Bacterial Keratitis 11 Preseptal Cellulitis 3 Conjunctivitis 5 Severe Blepharitis 5 Preseptal Cellulitis 3 Chalazion Hordeolum
4 Dacryocyctitis 3 Viral Keratitis 7 Iritis 8 Marginal Sterile Ulcer 4 Allergic Eye Disease 22 Misc Inflammation 8 SLK 1 BCC 2 Choroidal Melanoma 1 Sicca Syndromes 22 Corneal Trauma 15 EBMD 2 Toxic Epitheliopathy 3 Note: Table made from pie chart.
b) Infected blockage of a meibomian gland (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).