Venkata Bhavani Mallampalli1, Ramadevi Erra2
Chronic dacryocystitis is a very common clinical condition encountered in day
to day ophthalmic practice. Chronic dacryocystitis
and its various complications are known to every ophthalmologist . The word dacryocystitis as such suggests inflammation of
lacrimal sac and its duct.
aim of the present study is to study the bacteriologic al and microbiological pattern of dacryocystitis.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
We have conducted a prospective case study in patients attending the
Outpatient Department of Ophthalmology in Government
General Hospital , Kakinada during the period of 2014 to 2016. The study was done in 50 patients to evaluate clinical and
bacteriological pattern of chronic dacryocystitis.
Out of 50 cases of dacryocystitis studied bacteriological report shows 56% cases report is sterile
4 cases coagulase positive
6% cases coagulase negative 4% cases positive for diplococcus pneumonia 8% cases showed positive for streptococcus
viridians 8% cases showed positive for Klebsiella 4% for pseudomonas and 2% for mixed results
Incidence of the bacterial infection of the lacrimal passage as revealed in the present studies quiet high.