Eye
Eyelid inflammatory disorders
Stye - eyelid


Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Revised: 28 March 2019

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Definition / general | Treatment
Cite this page: Pernick N. Eyelid: stye - eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyestye.html. Accessed May 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Also called hordeolum, chalazion (by some)
  • Acute suppurative inflammation of sebaceous glands or follicles of eyelid
  • Usually due to Staphylococcal infection
  • Internal: affects meibomian glands
  • External: affects glands of Moll or Zeis and adjacent hair follicles and cilia
Treatment
  • Medical
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