What is it?

Dacryocystitis is an inflammation of the duct transporting tears to the eye.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of daryocystitis include tearing of the eye and swelling in between the eye and the nose. This swelling can be be red and painful.

What to expect?

If you are diagnosed with dacryocystitis, you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor:

  • Was there a specific cause found? If not, are there laboratory investigations needed?
  • What treatment options can your GP recommend?
  • Once treatment is successful, are there ways to prevent any recurrence or contracting the condition again?

Seek urgent consult with your GP if the following occurs:

  • Symptoms worsen.
  • Loss of vision.

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