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Grain of barley in the eye

Grain of barley, also known as hordeolum, is a painful infection of the eye that can have a variety of symptoms and manifestations. Symptoms include swelling, redness, pain and tenderness in the area around the eye.

Examples of the cause of a barley grain can be an infection with bacteria or blockage of the sebaceous glands in the eye.

Is a barley grain infectious? Yes. So don't delay, and if you develop symptoms of a barley grain, call us now to schedule an appointment at our eye clinic.


Barley grain symptoms and treatment

Barley grain often occurs on the eyelid or on the edge of the eye. There can be different types of barley grain, such as barleygrain on the upper eyelid, barley grain under the eyelid, or barley grain inside the eye, which forms under the eye or inside the eyelid.

If the barley grain is left untreated or the patient does not go to the doctor, the infection can spread to the surrounding tissues of the eye or even develop an abscess. This can lead to serious complications and loss of vision, especially if the center of the eye is affected.

Infectivity and the aforementioned problems are just a few reasons why it is important to seek medical attention if you experience any symptoms of barley grain. An eye doctor will be able to perform a thorough examination and suggest appropriate treatment. Visiting a doctor also has the benefit of preventing the spread of infection and minimizing the risk of complications.

Barley grain treatment

What about barley grain on the eyelid, you ask? How to treat such a problem and what helps?

Barley grain treatment involves applying warm compresses to the affected area to loosen the sebaceous glands and speed up the healing and healing process. An antibiotic ointment or drops may also be prescribed if the infection is more serious. If you have an encapsulated barley grain, removal should take place as soon as possible.

Consult with our eye doctors to find out what solution is ideal for you.

Our surgery room can take care of a barley grain in a child or adult

Our top ophthalmology doctors in our procedure room specialize in removing barley grain (eye grain), which can form in the corner or anywhere else on or under the upper eyelid. Our doctors also treat wolf's eye grain in the same OR. The procedure is performed with the utmost expertise and care to make you feel as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

If you have been diagnosed with a barley grain, your surgery in our OR will be performed with the utmost care for you and your comfort. Our operating rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure a smooth procedure. In addition, the staff can carefully cover you with a warm blanket and allow you to listen to music to help you relax during the procedure. If you wish, a loved one can also be present, which is especially appreciated by parents when it comes to children.

Your comfort and satisfaction are our priority. That's why we strive to ensure that all procedures (not only removal of the barley grain, but also upper eyelid surgery, for example) are as pleasant and complication-free as possible. Our doctors are experienced and ready to provide you with the best possible care in removing a barley grain.

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