Dacryocystitis is the inflammation of the nasolachrymal system, which occurs at children as blenorrhea neonatorum.
Chronic dacryocystitis occurs at nasolachrymal system obstruction, when the bacteria in the nasolachrymal sac stagnate, which cause mucopurulent infection.
Causes are: streptococcus, staphylococcus, pneumococcus.
Epiphora, which is worsen by the wind, accumulation of pus in the inner corner of eye.
Washing out the nasolachrymal system, antibiotics, dacriocystectomia (removal of the nasolachrymal sac).
Dacriocystitis acuta suppurativa
Symptoms: painful swelling in the area of the nasolachrymal sac, severe pain, edema of the surrounding tissue, general weakness with febrile condition, pus from the lachrymal spots.
Treatment: antibiotics, incision and drainage.
Appears because the lower part of the nasolachrymal canal is blocked by a membrane at the end of intrauterine life, and this leads to accumulation of bacteria in the nasolachrymal sac and eventually to infection.
Symptoms: slimy and pus-like secretion in the inner corner of the eyelid opening, conjunctivitis on the same eye.
Treatment: puncturing the membrane which blocks the canal, and washing out the nasolachrymal sac.