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Sty (cont.)

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sty, sty, hordeolum, sties, styes, chalazion, lump on eyelid, blocked gland, oil gland, blepharitis, meibomitis, eye, treatment, eyelid, remedies, symptoms, chalazion, pink eye, is it contagious, causes, infection, medicine, conjunctivitis, bump, signs, diagnosis, prevention

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/14/2013
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Hordeolum and Stye »

A hordeolum (ie, stye) is a localized infection or inflammation of the eyelid margin involving hair follicles of the eyelashes (ie, external hordeolum) or meibomian glands (ie, internal hordeolum).

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