When is inpatient care indicated for dacryocystitis?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Grant D Gilliland, MD; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Admission to the hospital is required for the following:

  • Patients who cannot have intravenous antibiotic administered by homecare
  • Patients with orbital cellulitis
  • Pediatric patients with periorbital or orbital cellulitis

Definitive surgical therapy should be performed; in most cases, this involves dacryocystorhinostomy.


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