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 Updated: April 11, 2008

Author: Debby Golonka, MPH

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, FRCSC - Ophthalmology

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