Does dacryocystitis hurt and does it require urgent treatment?
Dacryocystitis, if it is very painful has to be dealt with very quickly and antibiotics may not be enough.
You have to drain the abscess. So I will have to drain your abscess under local aesthetic. Sometimes it has to be done through the skin. Very often I can do it through the nose at the same time as doing the primary DCR. So that is an endoscopic endonasal (DCR) Dacryocystitis to drain your Dacryocystitis. That would immediately relieve the pain, swelling and the redness because it is revealing the blockage.
More about Jane Olver
Ms Jane Olver is the founder of Clinica London and a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon. Her special expertise is in oculoplastic and cosmetic eye surgery including eyelids and lacrimal surgery. She is specialised in endoscopic lacrimal surgery for watering eyes in adults and children. She has over 20 years’ experience in treating people with eye problems just like you, and has published extensively in scientific journals about Ophthalmology and Lacrimal Surgery and is the author of the books “Ophthalmology at a Glance” and “Colour Atlas of Lacrimal Surgery”. At Clinica London, she is responsible for the Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery part, as well as patients with eye, eyelid and tear duct problems, and acute eye problems.