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 include studies of patients with styes or long-lasting cases of hordeolum.

RCT of participants with noninfectious chalazia present for two or more weeks. A summary of the evidence should assist patients and professionals in determining preferred methods of treatment.

Intralesional corticosteroid therapy of chalazia.

Many topical medications include ingredients that relieve the symptomatic pain of internal hordeolum. Typically, the intent of these interventions is to reduce healing time while relieving the symptoms associated with the lesion.

Specific adverse outcomes of interest included conjunctivitis; eye hoddeolum discoloration of the eyelid, conjunctiva, and lens; and corneal damage. In many cases, the lesion drains spontaneously and resolves untreated; however, the inflammation can spread to other ocular glands or tissues, and recurrences are common.

Evaluation of amikacin BB-K8 in ophthalmological field. The selection criteria for this review included randomized or ohrdeolum clinical trials of participants diagnosed with acute internal hordeolum.

We also analyzed the proportion of participants with complete resolution of hordeolum after 14 days as a secondary outcome, when these data were available.


Interventions for acute internal hordeolum

Systemic antibiotics are sometimes used when local antibiotics are not effective, or when the infection is not localized. Ophthalmological application of minocycline. Current pattern treatment of hordeolum by ophthalmologists in Thailand. Of the 23 excluded studies, six were randomized controlled trials RCTs that included patients with acute internal hordeolum. 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will investigate the impact of studies with a high likelihood of bias, or with missing data, as well as the impact of unpublished studies, using sensitivity analyses.

Conversely, comparing the effectiveness and safety of all available interventions, to determine which may be most beneficial to the individual, is also important. Although the course of the disease is relatively short, instances of internal hordeolum are painful and bothersome. Acute internal hordeolum is a common disease experienced by a wide population.

Treatment of hordeolum by wrist-ankle acupuncture. Participants alternately assigned to injection with triamcinolone acetonide or incision and curettage Willcox Not population of interest: Counts and rate data We will hrodeolum counts and rate data in rate ratios when the event is rare, and as continuous outcome data when the event is more common. Of the 28 participants studied, 10 were diagnosed with hordeolum, but internal and external cases were not specified.

Interventions for acute internal hordeolum

Initial treatments for hordeolum have therefore been aimed at promoting the evacuation of pus from the abscess. Each article was then independently assessed by two people and was classified as 1 include in review, 2 awaiting classification, or 3 exclude from review.

We hordeolym report continuous data as a weighted mean difference with its standard deviation. Discrepancies between review authors will be resolved by the third review author.


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Ocular infection and inflammation. Common interventions for the treatment of acute internal hordeolum include warm compresses applied at home, topical medications and lid scrubs available over-the-counter, antibiotics or steroids, lid massages, and others. Objectives The objective of this review was to investigate the effectiveness and safety of nonsurgical treatments for acute hordeoum hordeolum compared with observation or placebo.

We resolved discrepancies between authors by consensus.

johrnal We anticipate that available economic and quality horfeolum life data will be analyzed as continuous data. Types of outcome measures Primary outcomes The primary outcome for this review was the proportion of participants with complete resolution of hordeolum seven days after diagnosis. The remaining four RCTs evaluated complementary and alternative therapies, such as acupuncture and bloodletting, which were not under the scope of this review Chen hordeoljm Gao ; Takama ; Xu At this time evidence regarding the effectiveness of these nonsurgical interventions for treating acute internal hordeolum is insufficient.

Of the 40 participants studied, 10 were diagnosed with hordeolum, but internal and external cases were not specified. RCT of participants with hordeolum randomly assigned to receive Chinese herbal medicine or no Chinese herbal medicine supplementary to topical ofloxacin and fluorometholone.