Dacryocystocele

Dacryocystocele

Dacryocystocele (mucocele) is a bluish swelling between the nose and the lower eyelid caused by a blockage of both ends of the tear duct sac.

Dacryocystoceles usually are treated with surgery and may require antibiotics.

Last Revised: November 8, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology

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