A hordeolum is an acute infection affecting the meibomian, Zeiss, or Moll glands of the eyelid. Stasis of the gland secretions predisposes to bacterial infection. Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus aureus Potentially pathogenic bacteria found in nasal membranes, skin, hair follicles, and perineum of warm-blooded animals. They may cause a wide range of infections and intoxications. Brain Abscess is the most common pathogen. The condition presents as a painful, localized, erythematous mass Mass Three-dimensional lesion that occupies a space within the breast Imaging of the Breast in the anterior (external hordeolum) or posterior (internal hordeolum) lamella of the eyelid. A hordeolum usually resolves spontaneously and can be managed with warm compresses Warm Compresses Chalazion, massage, and lid hygiene. In certain cases of significant swelling Swelling Inflammation, topical antibiotics with steroids Steroids A group of polycyclic compounds closely related biochemically to terpenes. They include cholesterol, numerous hormones, precursors of certain vitamins, bile acids, alcohols (sterols), and certain natural drugs and poisons. Steroids have a common nucleus, a fused, reduced 17-carbon atom ring system, cyclopentanoperhydrophenanthrene. Most steroids also have two methyl groups and an aliphatic side-chain attached to the nucleus. Benign Liver Tumors may be needed. If there is no resolution, incision, and drainage are performed.
Last updated: Jun 1, 2022
|Gland of Zeis||Sebaceous gland||Directly into the eyelash follicle||External hordeolum|
|Gland of Moll Gland of Moll Blepharitis||Modified sweat glands Sweat glands Sweat-producing structures that are embedded in the dermis. Each gland consists of a single tube, a coiled body, and a superficial duct. Soft Tissue Abscess||Between adjacent lashes||External hordeolum|
|Meibomian gland Meibomian Gland Chalazion||Modified sebaceous gland||Behind eyelashes||Internal hordeolum|
Most hordeola resolve spontaneously, lasting up to 1–2 weeks.
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