What are possible complications of hordeolum (stye)?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Michael P Ehrenhaus, MD; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Large lesions of the upper eyelid have been reported to cause decreased vision secondary to induced astigmatism or hyperopia resulting from central corneal flattening.  

Granulation tissue may sometimes occur after the hordeolum resolves.


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