Dacryocystitis may cause pain, redness and swelling of the eye and eyelid tissue. Mucus discharge may also be present.
Dacryocystitis is common in infants due to immature openings of the passageways in the lacrimal system. In adults, dacryocystitis may arise from obstruction, trauma, chronic sinus problems or scarring.
Dacryocystitis is usually treated with antibiotics. Surgery is sometimes needed to relieve pressure and inflammation, or to remove the obstruction that caused the infection.