External Hordeolum is an acute localized inflammation of the lash follicles. It is most commonly caused by Staphylococcus species infection.
- Symptoms: localized lid tenderness
- Acute onset of lid swelling
- Visible nodule within the lid with eryhtema of the overlying tissue
- Pus may sometimes be visible at the glands orifice
- Warm compress and gentle lid massage
- Antibiotics ointment such as erythromycin
- Surgical incision or drainage procedure for chronic cases