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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is dacrocystitis and what cures it?

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Dr. Ira Vidor
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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