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Dacryocystitis is an infection of the inner edge of the lower
eyelid (lacrimal sac). It is usually caused by a blockage in the tear duct. It
affects babies and older adults more often than other age groups.
Symptoms of dacryocystitis include pain, swelling, redness,
tenderness, and increased tearing in the lacrimal sac area. White, yellow, or
tan drainage that looks like pus may also be present. Chronic dacryocystitis
may require treatment to relieve tear duct blockage.
Current as of:
July 26, 2016
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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