What are the treatment options for dacryocystitis?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Grant D Gilliland, MD; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Although antibiotic therapy is frequently prescribed for dacryocystitis, the definitive treatment of dacryocystitis is usually surgical. Pediatric dacryocystitis may respond to probing or Crigler massage. Adult dacryocystitis usually requires dacryocystorhinostomy, which can be successfully performed either externally (transcutaneously) or endonasally.


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