Question 2 of 55

Proper treatment for a hordeolum consists of:

Systemic antibiotic therapy.

Topical antibiotic ointment.

Daily warm compresses.

Surgical incision and curettage.


Frequent use of daily warm compresses is the mainstay in the treatment of this lesion. Warm compresses also are used in the prevention of new lesions in patients with blepharitis or meibomian gland dysfunction.