What is the prognosis of a hordeolum (stye)?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Michael P Ehrenhaus, MD; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Hordeola are usually self-limited and spontaneously resolve within 1-2 weeks. The resolution is hastened with the use of warm compresses and lid hygiene.

Internal hordeola may occasionally evolve into chalazia, which may require topical or intralesional steroids or even incision and curettage. [13]


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