Stye (hordeolum)

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Background

  • External - arises from blockage and infection of Zeis (sebaceous) or Moll (sweat) glands
  • Internal - arises from blockage and infection of meibomian glands
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External stye
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Internal stye
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Clinical Features

  • Pustule of eyelid
    • Usually accompanied by pain, edema, and erythema

Differential Diagnosis

Periorbital swelling

Proptosis

No proptosis

Lid Complications

Other

Evaluation

  • Clinical diagnosis, based on history and physical exam

Management

Disposition

  • Discharge
    • Refer to ophtho if does not improve within 1-2 weeks

See Also

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References

Authors

Michael Holtz