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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Lacrimal canaliculitis as a cause of recurrent conjunctivitis.
Actinomyces canaliculitis and its surgical treatment.
Through curettage in the treatment of chronic canaliculitis. Arch Ophthalmol.
Orbital cellulitis with abscess formation following surgical treatment of canaliculitis. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2008; 24: 314-6.
They can obstruct the canaliculi, causing epiphora, or incite inflammation and possibly infection, causing canaliculitis or dacryocystitis.
evaluating the demographic characteristics, treatments and outcomes of seven patients with canaliculitis, the inferior canaliculus was involved more often (71.4%) and all patients exhibited epiphora, chronic conjunctivitis, a palpable and thickened canaliculus, and yellow discharge from the punctum.
Chronic suppurative lacrimal canaliculitis is an important cause of ocular surface discomfort.
israelii can cause conjunctivitis or lacrimal canaliculitis without any generalized systemic invasion is a relatively less recognized clinical phenomenon.
Actinomycotic canaliculitis: resolution following surgery and short topical antibiotic treatment.
* Impacted punctal plugs - Studies have documented an increased risk of canaliculitis and dacryocystitis associated with intracanalicular punctal plugs.
Dacroadenitis was diagnosed in 2 (0.7%) cases while chronic Osteomyelitis, Abscess, inflamed lacrimal duct cyst, canaliculitis, Pemphigus Vulgaris and Actinomycosis were seen in 1 (0.4%) cases each.