hordeolum


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hordeolum

[hȯr′dē·ə·ləm]
(medicine)
A furuncular inflammation of the connective tissue of the eyelids near a hair follicle. Also known as sty.
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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 itself.
A hordeolum, or sty, may be associated with rosacea; look for ancillary papules and pustules on other parts of the face to help make the diagnosis, said Dr.
KERATITIS; TREAT HSO; TREAT 2 CRVO, ISCHAEMIC 3 CHALAZION ACUTE INTERNAL HORDEOLUM 4 ACUTE INTERNAL HORDEOLUM 5 C.
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.