canaliculitis

canaliculitis

 [kan″ah-lik″u-li´tis]
inflammation of the lacrimal ducts.

can·a·lic·u·li·tis

(kan'ă-lik-yū-lī'tis),
Inflammation of the lacrimal canaliculus.
[canaliculus + G. -itis, inflammation]

can·a·lic·u·li·tis

(kan'ă-lik-yŭ-lī'tis)
Inflammation of the lacrimal canaliculus.
[canaliculus + G. -itis, inflammation]

canaliculitis 

Inflammation of a lacrimal canaliculus, most frequently the lower one. The patient presents with a red, irritated eye with 'pouting' of the punctum and a slight discharge, which can be expressed by compressing the canaliculus.
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