A 35-year-old member asked:
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is dacrocystitis and what cures it?
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Ophthalmology 19 years experience
Tear sac infection: Dacryocystitis is an infection of the lacrimal (tear) sac. It is usually due to a blocked tear duct which allows backup of tears and a nidus for infection. It can be acute or chronic.
Treatment is typically surgery - a dacryocystorhinnostomy (dcr) in most cases. A successful dcr will usually cure dacryocystitis.
You should schedule a consultation with an oculoplastic surgeon.
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Last updated Jan 15, 2016
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