Dacrocystitis is an inflammation of the nasolacrimal bag which develops when tears cannot flow freely from the inner corner of the eye and is subsequently colonized with bacteria. This bacterial colonization caused by the impaired outflow leads to the inflammation.
Dacryocystitis may be chronic or acute. For acute infection, the area surrounding the nasolacrimal bag is swollen, red, and painful. The area around the eye may become watery and red and can leak pus. Dacryocystitis is caused by an infection of the nasolacrimal bag that leads to a blocking of the lacrimal drainage system. This condition can occur later in life or can be inherited.
People with dacrocystitis suffer from pain, swelling, and redness in the corner of the eye up to the root of the nose. Pus is sometimes discharged from the nasolacrimal bag into the eye.
Dacrocystitis can be treated with antibiotics and moist, disinfected compress. If the nasolacrimal sac is swollen to the point that an abscess could form, then it can be opened with a small incision and a drain can be inserted for several days. Since the tear duct remains clogged and closed after an episode of dacrocystitis, an operation should follow in order to reopen the tear duct and prevent future inflammation.
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Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
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Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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