Result from inflammatory processes involving the glands of the eyelid along the lash line:
Hordeolum—acute glandular obstruction resulting in inflammation and abscess formation
Develops acutely when glandular outflow is obstructed
Red, tender, painful, swollen mass along the eyelid margin
Typically solitary, rarely may be multiple
May be re...
Hordeolum—relieve obstruction and prevent abscess formation
Warm compresses for 15 min 4–6 times per day
Gently massage the nodule to express obstructed material
Conservative treatment of hordeola with warm compresses and gentle massage is the standard:
Majority of cases respond without further intervention
Emergent incision and drainage is r...
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373.11 Hordeolum externum
373.12 Hordeolum internum
H00.019 Hordeolum externum unspecified eye, unspecified eyelid
H00.19 Chalazion unspecified eye, unspecified eyelid
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