A hordeolum externum or stye appears as a small, painful, red lump on the edge of the eyelid. A hordeolum can develop on either the lower or upper eyelid.

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Causes of hordeolum

Just like chalazion, the hordeolum is caused by the infection of a sebaceous gland – in this case, the gland of Zeis. The gland of Moll, or ciliary gland, of the hair follicle of an eyelash can also lead to the development of a stye.

The primary infection is usually caused by staphylococci bacteria.

If you regularly suffer from styes, this might indicate a weak immune system. Consult an ophthalmologist for further investigation.

Hordeolum treatment

A hordeolum usually heals itself. The cyst bursts and the accumulated pus is released. Treatment is usually not necessary.

If the stye does not burst of its own accord, an ophthalmologist can do this for you. Never do this yourself.

Bear in mind that hordeolum externum is extremely contagious. Avoid touching it, and wash your hands immediately and thoroughly if you do.

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