Chalazion (Lump in Eyelid) Glossary of Terms

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Acne: Localized skin inflammation as a result of overactivity of the oil glands at the bas...

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Acute: Of abrupt onset, in reference to a disease. Acute often also connotes an illness th...

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Antibiotic: A drug used to treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics have no effect on viral...

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Bacterial: Of or pertaining to bacteria, as in a bacterial lung infection.

Blurred vision: Lack of sharpness of vision with, as a result, the inability to see fine d...

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Chalazion: A cyst of the little glands in the eyelids that make a lubricant which they di...

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Contagious: capable of being transmitted from one human to another human via direct or ind...

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Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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Doxycycline: Brand name: Vibramycin. A synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotic derived from te...

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Duct: A walled passageway, such as a lymph duct, that carries fluid from one place to anot...

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Eyelid: The lid or cover of the eye, a movable fold of skin and muscle that can be closed ...

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Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37...

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Gland: A group of cells that secrete a substance for use in the body. For example, the thy...

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Headache: A pain in the head with the pain being above the eyes or the ears, behind the he...

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Incision: A cut through skin or other tissue performed by a health care professional.

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Infection: The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, an...

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Inflammation: A localized reaction that produces redness, warmth, swelling, and pain as a ...

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Malignant: 1. Tending to be severe and become progressively worse, as in malignant ...

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Medical history: 1. In clinical medicine, the patient's past and present which may ...

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Meibomian gland: A type of gland in the eyelids that makes a lubricant called sebum which ...

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Obstruction: Blockage of a passageway. See, for example: Airway obstruction; Intestinal o...

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Ophthalmologist: A physician who practices ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology: The art and science of eye ?medicine.

Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Prescription: A physician's order for the preparation and administration of a drug or dev...

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Prognosis: The forecast of the probable outcome or course of a disease; the patient's chan...

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Recurrent: Appearing or occurring again. For example, a recurrent fever is a fever that ha...

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Rosacea: A chronic skin disease that causes persistent redness over the areas of the face ...

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Sleep: The body's rest cycle.

Steroid: One of a large group of chemical substances classified by a specific carbon struc...

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Stye: A red, tender bump on the eyelid that is caused by an acute infection of the oil gla...

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Sumycin: See: Tetracycline.

Surgery: The branch of medicine that employs operations in the treatment of disease or inj...

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Tetracycline: A family of broad-spectrum antibiotics effective against a remarkably wide v...

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Tumor: An abnormal mass of tissue. Tumors are a classic sign of inflammation, and can be ...

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