Ocular Disease -Lacrimal

What is Dacryoadenitis?
An inflammatory enlargement of the lacrimal gland
Acute Dacryoadenitis
Unilateral, severe pain, redness, and swelling over the outer one-third of the upper eyelid…rapid onset…the palpebral lobe of the lacrimal gland often is prolapsed
Acute Dacryoadenitis
Unilateral, severe pain, redness, and swelling over the outer one-third of the upper eyelid…rapid onset…the palpebral lobe of the lacrimal gland often is prolapsed
What are the systemic physical signs seen with Acute Dacryoadenitis?
Parotid gland enlargement, fever, upper respiratory infection, malaise
What are the systemic physical signs seen with Acute Dacryoadenitis?
Parotid gland enlargement, fever, upper respiratory infection, malaise
How would you treat a viral cause of Dacryoadenitis?
It is self limiting and tell the patient to use a cold compress….you could treat with NSAIDS…but you do need DAILY checkups to make sure that the infection does not spread to the rest of the orbit.
How would you treat a bacterial case of Dacryoadenitis?
Keflex
What are the main differences between acute and chronic dacryoadenitis?
acute: rapid onset , chronic: long onset…..acute:unilateral , chronic:bilateral……acute: severe pain , chronic: no pain