Gland of Zeis

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Glands of Zeis are unilobar sebaceous glands located on the margin of the eyelid.wikipedia
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Eyelash

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The glands of Zeis service the eyelash.
The follicles of eyelashes are associated with a number of glands known as the glands of Zeis and the glands of Moll.

Eyelid

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Glands of Zeis are unilobar sebaceous glands located on the margin of the eyelid.
Hordeolum (stye) is an infection of the sebaceous glands of Zeis usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, similar to the more common condition Acne vulgaris. It is characterized by an acute onset of symptoms and it appears similar to a red bump placed underneath the eyelid. The main symptoms of styes include pain, redness of the eyelid and sometimes swollen eyelids. Styes usually disappear within a week without treatment. Otherwise, antibiotics may be prescribed and home remedies such as warm water compresses may be used to promote faster healing. Styes are normally harmless and do not cause long lasting damage.

Sebaceous gland

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Glands of Zeis are unilobar sebaceous glands located on the margin of the eyelid. These glands produce an oily substance that is issued through the excretory ducts of the sebaceous lobule into the middle portion of the hair follicle.
The meibomian glands are also known as tarsal glands, Zeis glands and palpebral glands.

Stye

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If eyelashes are not kept clean, conditions such as folliculitis may take place, and if the sebaceous gland becomes infected, it can lead to abscesses and styes.
The internal ones are due to infection of the meibomian gland while the external ones are due to an infection of the gland of Zeis.

Moll's gland

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In the same area of the eyelid, near the base of the eyelashes are apocrine glands called the "glands of Moll".
Glands of Moll and Zeis secrete sebum that keeps lashes supple.

Eduard Zeis

The glands of Zeis are named after German ophthalmologist Eduard Zeis (1807–68).
His name is associated with the eponymous "glands of Zeis", described as sebaceous glands that open into the follicles of the eyelashes, as well as to "Zeisian sty", which is an inflammation of one of Zeis' glands.

List of glands of the human body

* List of specialized glands within the human integumentary system

Hair follicle

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These glands produce an oily substance that is issued through the excretory ducts of the sebaceous lobule into the middle portion of the hair follicle.

Apocrine

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In the same area of the eyelid, near the base of the eyelashes are apocrine glands called the "glands of Moll".

Folliculitis

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If eyelashes are not kept clean, conditions such as folliculitis may take place, and if the sebaceous gland becomes infected, it can lead to abscesses and styes.

Abscess

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If eyelashes are not kept clean, conditions such as folliculitis may take place, and if the sebaceous gland becomes infected, it can lead to abscesses and styes.

Ophthalmology

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The glands of Zeis are named after German ophthalmologist Eduard Zeis (1807–68).

Chalazion

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The blocked gland is usually the meibomian gland but can also be the gland of Zeis.

Zeis

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Gland of Zeis sebaceous gland located on the margin of the eyelid

Gland

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Holocrine glands the entire cell disintegrates to secrete its substances. e.g. sebaceous glands : meibomian and zeis glands.