The Ophthalmology Unit, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.
The Ophthalmology Department, SarawakGeneralHospital,
Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.
Photo by Professor Chua
This woman complains of a few months history
of left upper lid pain with discharge. Examination shows pouting of the
upper punctum with inflammation and erythema along the canaliculus.
Discharge is expressed with pressure on the canaliculus and sent for culture
and sensitivity. The most common pathogen in canaliculitis is
Left upper canaliculus swelling.
Pouting of the upper punctum.
Whitish discharge when the
canaliculus is compressed.