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