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Inflammatory & Trauma
External Hordeolum (Stye)

  • Acute localized inflammation of the lash follicles.
  • Most commonly caused by Staphylococcus species infection.
  • Clinical features:
    • Symptoms: localized lid tenderness.
    • Signs:
      • Acute onset of lid swelling
      • Visible nodule within the lid with eryhtema of the overlying tissue
      • Pus may sometimes be visible at the glands orifice
  • Management:
    • Warm compress and gentle lid massage.
    • Antibiotics ointment such as erythromycin.
    • Surgical incision or drainage procedure for chronic cases.

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