The Ophthalmology Unit,  Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Kuching, Sarawak.

The Ophthalmology Department, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Sarawak, East Malaysia.

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Dacryocystitis

Photo by Professor Chua

A 60 year-old who was admitted for dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) developed a tender swelling over the right medial canthus 4 days earlier. The appearance was consistent with an infected lacrimal mucocele. She was given oral augmentin (675mg bd). The abscess bursted spontaneously before the planned operation. However, to prevent future recurrences DCR was still performed.

 

Right infected lacrimal mucocele with a pointing roof.

 

Another view of the infected lacrimal mucocele.

 

The mucocele discharged spontaneously.

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