- External—occurs when the infection is external to the lash line
- Internal—occurs when the infection is inside of the lash line
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- Poor hygiene
- Chronic illness
- Previous hordeolum—hordeola often recur in the same eyelid
- Tearing of the eye
- Blurred vision
- A sensation of a foreign body or itching in the eye
- Sometimes, there is a point or yellowish spot on the swollen area. This is where the discharge of pus will occur when the hordeolum drains.
- Always wash your hands before touching your eyes.
- Always use a clean facecloth when washing your face.
- Wash your eyelids with warm water and mild soap.
- Make sure your contacts are clean before putting them in.
- Wash hands after coming in contact with infected people.
- Never squeeze or poke your eye.
- Do not rub your eye.
- Do not share your makeup with anyone.
- Do not use old makeup.
- Replace eye makeup after your condition resolves.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology http://www.aao.org
The American Optometric Association http://www.aoa.org
Canadian Association of Optometrists http://www.opto.ca
Canadian Ophthalmological Society http://www.eyesite.ca
Hordeolum. The Merck Manual: Professional Version website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/eye%5Fdisorders/eyelid%5Fand%5Flacrimal%5Fdisorders/chalazion%5Fand%5Fhordeolum%5Fstye.html. Updated September 2014. Accessed May 26, 2015.
Hordeolum and chalazion treatment, the full gamut. Optometry Today website. Available at: http://www.optometry.co.uk/clinical/details?aid=247. Published June 28, 2002. Accessed May 26, 2015.
Hordeolum (stye). Johns Hopkins Medicine website. Available at: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/pediatrics/hordeolum%5Fstye%5F85,P01075/. Accessed May 26, 2015.
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2015 -
- Update Date: 05/26/2015 -