Which physical findings are characteristic of canaliculitis?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Answer

Signs of canaliculitis include the following:

  • Edematous, "pouting" punctum

  • Erythema of adjacent conjunctiva

  • Mattering of the eyelid

  • Mucous regurgitation from punctum on application of pressure

  • Yellowish concretions may be expressed from the punctum; these are sulfur granules produced by Actinomyces israelii


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