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more about Dacryocystitis

  • This is an infection of the tear duct sacs near the bridge of the nose. It may be an acute (sudden) infection, or a chronic (slower) one. It usually occurs in infants or individuals above 40 years old.

  • Acute
    1. Pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness over the tear sac
    2. Pus may be present
  • Chronic
    1. Tearing
    2. Mucus or pus present in tear sac

  • Acute
    1. Staphylococcus aureus
    2. Beta-hemolytic streptococci
  • Chronic
    1. Streptococcus pneumoniae
    2. Candida albicans

  • Acute
    1. Antibiotics by mouth (e.g., Ceftin)
    2. An obstruction in the tear duct usually needs to be removed (by an ophthalmologist) to prevent recurrence.
  • Chronic
    1. Antibiotics keep infection under control
    2. Surgical exploration and drainage by an ophthalmologist

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