If at the word “barley” the imagination draws a picture of an eared field, then you are very lucky. So, you have never encountered an unpleasant and painful pathology in your eyes. Unfortunately, not all people are among such lucky ones. Some were able to fully experience how painful a cold in the eye, called barley.
Briefly about pathology
The inflammatory process affecting the mucous membrane of the eyelid is commonly called barley. Pathology received such a specific name for its appearance. Inflammation really resembles a small cereal grain. Several seals may appear on one eye at once. But most often only one barley pops up.
The pathology is often based on purulent inflammation that affects the sebaceous gland or ciliary bulb. Such barley is called external. But sometimes the meibomian glands become inflamed (these are modified glands that open in the corners of the eyelids). This pathology is called internal barley. Continue reading