hordeolum


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hordeolum

(ˌhɔːdɪˈəʊləm)
n
(Veterinary Science) a medical name for a stye of the eye

sty1

(staɪ)

n., pl. sties, n.
1. an enclosure for swine; pigpen.
2. a filthy place or abode.
v.t.
3. to keep or lodge in or as if in a sty.
v.i.
4. to live in or as if in a sty.
[before 1000; Old English stī in stī-fearh sty-pig, probably identical with stig- in stigweard steward]

sty2

or stye

(staɪ)

n., pl. sties or styes.
a circumscribed abscess caused by bacterial infection of the glands on the edge of the eyelid; hordeolum.
[1610–20; by false division of Middle English styanye sty (styan (Old English stīgend sty, literally, rising) + ye eye), taken to be sty on eye]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hordeolum - an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelidhordeolum - an infection of the sebaceous gland of the eyelid
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
Translations

hor·de·o·lum

n. hordeolo, orzuelo.
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He said that monsoons bring with them an army of infections causing conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, redness, swelling, hordeolum, and dry eyes etc.
Patients will be able to take images in cases of anterior segment traumas, blepharitis, hordeolum, keratitis, conjunctivitis, and hyphema.
The presence of bacteria in eye could lead to bacterial retinitis, conjunctivitis, keratitis, neonatal ophthalmia, hordeolum (swelling of the eyelid due to infection of the glands) and blepharitis (Quinn et al.
This begins the cascade that can lead to a partial or complete occlusion of the meibomian gland, which is classified as a hordeolum or chalazion.