Zhou, Y., "Foot Reflexology Therapy in Ophthalmic Diseases." 1993 China Reflexology Symposium Report, Beijing : China Reflexology Association, pages 73-74.
6 patients with Hordeolum, and a red and swollen blephara edge, were given 20 minutes of foot reflexology along with eye drops. After 5-6 sessions, inflammation was controlled with no need for surgery.
Foot reflexology massage was found to be effective for the relief of hordeolum with no need for surgery.