Dacryocsystitis is an inflammation of the tear ducts, typically caused by infection of the Nasolacrimal Sac, or a blockage of the tear ducts.
People suffereing from Dacryocsystitis typically experience painful swelling of the tear ducts, occasional fever, and a mild crusting and tearing. The ducts may appear visually red, and it may feel like a foreign object is in the eye for some.
For most, the best treatment is a warm compress and proper hygiene, although more complicated cases may require antibiotics or clearing of the duct blockage. Chronic Dacryocsystitis is possible, but is relatively rare compared to standard Dacryocsystitis. Since it can be difficult to tell which type of Dacryocsystitis you have, it’s important to contact your eye doctor prior to starting any treatment plan.