Stye / Hordeolum

 08 Maret 2022   


Hordeolum is a common disorder of the eyelid. It is an acute bacterial infection (usually staphylococcal) involving the glands of Zeis (external hordeola, or styes) or the meibomian glands (internal hordeola)

Essentially represent focal abscesses; therefore, they will present with features of acute inflammation, such as a painful, warm, swollen, red lump on the eyelid.

Medical therapy for hordeola includes eyelid hygiene, warm compresses of the lesions,  and topical antibiotic ointment  and incision drainage of the lesion under local anesthesia