What’s the difference between a Stye / a Chalazion / a Hordeolum
There is so much confusion between these terms and ultimately, the different terms don’t mean too much. So a lot of people just use these terms interchangeably.
- A Stye is the non-technical term for either a Chalazion or Hordeolum.
- A Hordeolum is a sudden onset infection or abscess.
- A Chalazion is a small area of inflammation. Usually it develops slower and lasts longer.