What is Lacrimal Disease?
The lacrimal gland can show signs of inflammation as a result of aging, autoimmune diseases, or following bone marrow transplants.
Types of Lacrimal Disease
Viral and bacterial infections often cause inflammation of the lacrimal gland known as Dacryoadenitis. Symptoms typically present with conjunctival hyperemia, S-shaped ptosis, mucopurulent discharge, and discomfort.
Dacryotenosis is the congenital or obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct (NLD) and symptoms present as excessive tearing. Obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct can cause stasis of tears in the lacrimal sac, causing a secondary bacterial infection of the sac, known as dacryocystitis.