Two cases of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis-associated dacryocystitis

Kevin B. H. Vo , Mark J. Lucarelli & Suzanne W. van Landingham

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Shifting to very early endoscopic DCR in acute suppurative dacryocystitis

Farzad Pakdel, Mohammad Soleimani, Abolfazl Kasaei, Kambiz Ameli, Niloofar Pirmarzdashti, Ali Sadeghi Tari, Mehrbod Ghasempour & Ali Banafsheafshan 

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We aimed to show the outcome of very early endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (VE-EDCR) in a routine pool of patients with acute dacryocystitis (AD) and abscess formation compared with the standard late external dacryocystorhinostomy L-ExDCR.


This was a prospective nonrandomized comparative study conducted from June 2013 to March 2016. Patients with AD and abscess formation were referred to our oculo-facial clinic in a university-based hospital. All patients received systemic antibiotics and were assigned to either of treatment groups. Patients in group 1 underwent late external transcutaneous DCR (L-ExDCR) and group 2 underwent EDCR within 3 days after first visit, named VE-EDCR. Primary outcome measure was success of surgery.


Forty-one eyes of 41 patients with acute suppurative AD, were included from June 2013 to March 2016. Twenty-two patients underwent VE-EDCR and 19 underwent L-ExDCR. Mean age of patients was 43.41 (SD = 19.84, range 14–98) years. Mean follow-up was 14 (SD = 2.4) months. Anatomic, functional, and overall success in L-ExDCR and VE-EDCR groups were (89.5 and 86.4%, p = 0.99) (89.5% and 86.4%, p = 0.99) (89.5% and 81.8%, p = 0.66) respectively. Mean duration of cellulitis in VE-EDCR and L-ExDCR were 8.00 (SD = 4.63) and 16.11 (SD = 11.58) days, respectively (p = 0.027). No remarkable adverse event was found.


Success of very early endonasal endoscopic DCR is comparable with the traditional late external DCR. Duration of cellulitis is shorter in VE-EDCR. This therapeutic approach can be considered in patients with acute suppurative dacryocystitis.



Bilateral dacryocystitis complicated by unilateral retrobulbar abscess in a five-week-old infant

Marianne Juul-Dam, Clara Laursen, Linda Wiboe, Birgitte Hertz, Jesper Bille & Kristian Næser

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Lacrimal Drainage Anomalies in CHARGE Syndrome: Case Report and Review of Literature

Vasanthapuram, Varshitha Hemanth; Ali, Mohammad Javed

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Dermoid cyst simulating recurrent dacryocystitis in a toddler

Amir Tengku-Fatishah, Baharudin Abdullah, Nadarajah Sanjeevan, Abdul Hamid Nurul-Shuhada, Tuan Sharif Sharifah-Emilia, Juhara Haron, Ismail Shatriah

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Congenital Dacryocystocele: A Major Review

Singh, Swati; Ali, Mohammad Javed

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The microbiologic profile of dacryocystitis

Stella Y. Chung, Leon Rafailov, Roger E. Turbin & Paul D. Langer

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Metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma mimicking acute dacryocystitis

Jingwen Ding, Hua Sun, Yue Xin, Dongmei Li

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A Neonate With Acute Dacryocystitis

Nicholas A. Moore, MD; Rao V. Chundury, MD, MBA

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Management lacrimal sac abscesses using lacrimal probe and crawford silicon tube

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Lin Lin, Li Yang†, Xiuming Jin, Yingying Zhao and Fangli Fan

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