Results for: meibomian-gland

What Gland is in the head?

There are several: the pineal gland, the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus is a glandular structure, there are mucus glands in the mouth and nasal cavities, there are several salivary glands, glands which produce cerumen in the external auditory canal, oil… Full Answer

Is a stye contaigeous?

No, a stye is not contagious. The medical term is "hordeolum" and it is caused by a plugged and inflamed oil gland in the eyelid. If it's on the front of the eyelid, it's usually a meibomian gland that's plugged… Full Answer

What causes chalazion?

A chalazion is caused by a blockage in the outflow duct of a meibomian gland. Symptoms are inflammation and swelling in the form of a round lump in the lid that may be painful. Full Answer

What is a sty on the eye?

A sty, medically termed Hordeolum, is caused by a plugged oil gland in the eyelid. If it's on the outer surface of the eyelid, it's a plugged meibomian gland. If it's deeper inside the eyelid, it's likely a plugged moll… Full Answer