What are risk factor for the development of hordeolum (stye)?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Michael J Bessette, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Staphylococcal organisms are the most common causes of eyelid infections, but other organisms may be involved.

Hordeola are found more frequently in persons who have the following:

  • Other debilitating illness

  • High serum lipids (High lipid levels increase the blockage rate of sebaceous glands, but lowering of serum lipid levels in these patients has not decreased frequency of recurrence.)

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