Chalazion and hordeolum are similar in appearance and often confused. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. May;83(5) Author(s):: Colm . A hordeolum is a common disorder of the eyelid. It is an acute focal infection ( usually staphylococcal) involving either the glands of Zeis. An acute infection (usually staphylococcal) can involve the sebaceous secretions in the glands of Zeis (external hordeolum, or stye) or the meibomian glands.

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We did not use any date or language restrictions in the electronic searches for trials. Journal of the Medical Library Association.

Steroids can be applied topically as ointments or eyedrops. The yordeolum can be internal, affecting the meibomian glands, or external, affecting the glands of Zeis or Moll Wald However, the infection can sometimes spread to other glands in the eyes and can become long lasting.

As no studies were identified for inclusion in this review, no data extraction or assessment of risk of bias was performed. We will use funnel plots to assess the possibility of reporting biases if gordeolum than ten studies are available. Dermatologic and allergic conditions of the eyelid. We acknowledge Sueko Matsumura for assistance in screening search results for the update.

Beyond one week, it is believed that internal hordeolum may resolve on its own or may require surgical incision and curettage. We will investigate the impact of studies with a high likelihood of bias, or with missing data, as well as the impact of unpublished studies, using sensitivity analyses. Overall 23 studies were excluded in this review.

All participants received penicillin and streptomycin plus a polyvalent antigen Munomycin Oishi Not a controlled trial: The unit of analysis for this review hordeopum be an eyelid of an individual participant. This article has been updated. Participants assigned to local injection of one of two corticosteroids. Data were not reported separately for hordeolum cases.


Interventions for acute internal hordeolum

Application of topical antibiotics may reduce healing time by fighting against the causative bacterial infection and reducing inflammation. Of the participants studied, 43 were diagnosed jojrnal hordeolum, but internal and external cases were not specified.

Despite jouenal common recommendation to employ heated compresses, their efficacy in treating hordeolum has not been systematically reviewed. The theory underlying the use of lid scrubs is that they promote lid hygiene and prepare the physical environment for drainage by clearing debris from the lid margin Driver ; Skorin Discrepancies between review authors will be resolved by the third review author.

Interventions for acute internal hordeolum. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. Overall completeness and applicability of evidence Most of the references identified from the search for this review were related to external hordeola styes or chalazion. Of the 40 participants studied, 10 were diagnosed with hordeolum, but internal and external cases were not specified.

For the update of this review, we identified additional references from electronic searches as of 26 July In many cases, the lesion drains horeeolum and resolves untreated; however, the infection can spread to other ocular glands or tissues, and recurrences are common.

RCT of participants with active eyelid infection styes and blepharitis determined by cultures taken from the base of the eyelashes. Medical Clinics of North America.

Current pattern treatment of hordeolum by ophthalmologists in Thailand. It is also unclear whether medical treatment or lid hygiene is effective in treating acute internal hordeolum. Nonsurgical interventions were the primary focus of this review.

Interventions for acute internal hordeolum

Not population of interest: Patients alternately assigned to antibiotic ointment or control applied to the anterior nares. Description of the intervention Nonsurgical treatments for hordeolum include the application of warm or hot compresses, the use of lid scrubs and digital massage, the administration of antibiotics or steroids, or alternative medicine such as acupuncture and autohemotherapy.

Objectives The objective of this review was to investigate the effectiveness and safety of nonsurgical treatments for acute internal hordeolum compared with observation or placebo.


Subgroups of interest include sex, age, use of contact lenses, including soft lenses versus hard lenses, and the frequency of hordeolum occurrences, coinfections, and other comorbidities at baseline. Participants randomly assigned to treatment with yellow mercuric oxide or placebo. Internal hordeolum tends to be more painful and longer lasting than external hordeolum Barza ; Fuchs ; Olson ; Wilkie British Journal of Ophthalmology.

The objective of this review was to investigate the effectiveness and safety of nonsurgical treatments for acute internal hordeolum compared with observation or placebo. The selection criteria for this review included randomized or quasi-randomized clinical trials of participants diagnosed with acute internal hordeolum. If unresolved, acute internal hordeolum can become chronic or can develop into a chalazion De Jesus ; Hudson ; Mueller ; Rubin Participants alternately assigned to injection with triamcinolone acetonide or incision and curettage Willcox Not population of interest: Typically, the size of the swelling is a direct indicator of the severity of the infection Lebensohn Comparison with gentamicin eye drops.

Treatment of chalazions with injection of a steroid suspension. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Heated compresses are typically hordeolkm for five to 10 minutes several times journa, day until the hordeolum is resolved. The only clinical trials found that included participants with hrdeolum internal hordeolum were not eligible for the review because they included multiple conditions and did not stratify by specific diagnoses included participants who underwent surgical treatment as a criterion for study enrollment, or evaluated treatments that were not under the scope of review.

Onset horeeolum spontaneous and may be related to lid hygiene, an underlying condition, or a systemic infection Mathew ; Wald