What is the role of lab studies in the diagnosis of hordeolum (stye)?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Michael P Ehrenhaus, MD; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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The diagnosis is based on history and clinical examination, and cultures are not indicated in uncomplicated cases.

There is no indication to check serum lipid levels, as the association among hordeola, chalazia, and hypercholesterolemia remains unclear.


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