Ophthalmology & Optometry/internal hordeolum

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Good Evening,

I have had a internal hordeolum for about 3 weeks now. The first week, my upper eye lids swelled up pretty good and it felt as if something was scratching my eye. I lifted up my eyelid and I saw a pimple in there. I went to the Doctors and suggested warm compress and prescribed me topical erythimicin. After about a week, the swelling went away and all felt normal, so I felt everything was healed. So today, 3 weeks later, I rubbed my eyes because I was tired, and I was curiopus to see if it healed all the way. So I lifted up my eye lid and I still seen the bump(Now specifically smaller) and i still notice a small amount of pus coming out but not as bed. How long does these things last? I have had sinus congestion/Post nasal prior to the stye, and I am now dealing with allegies, so not sure if its connected. Any help would be appreciated.

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Dear Scott,

Internal Hordeolum or chalazion is inflamation of meibomain(Oil) gland caused by its blockage. It is not a very serious eye condition.
As mentioned by you that the bump is smaller and pus oozing out of its opening. I suggest that you either drain out the pus by yourself or take Ophthalmological help .
Once the pus is drained out , 3-4 days use of topical antibiotics should heal it completely.

Minor surgical procedure is sometimes required when the above mentioned treatment does not help.

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Optom.Amit Sharma

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Optom. Amit Sharma

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Happy to answer any question related to the field of Optometry and opticals. Specialize in Corneal, corneal-limbal and Scleral RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable ) contact lenses for keratoconus, post lasik ectasia , dry eyes, etc,

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I have been in the field of Optometry since 1989 . Worked as an Optometrist at Shroff Eye Centre New Delhi (INDIA) for 4 years. Established my own Optometry clinic In 1997 and have been practicing since then.

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OPTOMETRY CLINIC FOR SCLERAL AND CORNEAL RGP LENSES, SPECTIQUE INDIA, (www.spectiqueindia.net)

Education/Credentials
M.Optom D.Opt.(AIIMS)

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Optometrist of the year 2009 Award by Cooper Vision.

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