What are the signs and symptoms of hordeolum (stye)?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Michael P Ehrenhaus, MD; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Hordeola essentially represent focal abscesses; therefore, they will present with features of acute inflammation, such as a painful, warm, swollen, red lump on the eyelid.

The eyelid lump may also induce corneal astigmatism and cause blurring of vision.

The patient often has a past history of similar eyelid lesions or risk factors for hordeola, such as meibomian gland dysfunction, blepharitis, or rosacea. [6]


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