I have pain, swelling in the tear duct of my left eye, and a sharp pain when I close my eyelids. What could be the cause?

Q. What could cause a tear duct infection or growth?

Answered by
Dr. Rahul Vaswani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 15, 2023 and last reviewed on: Aug 12, 2023

Hello doctor,

I feel pain and swelling in the tear duct of my left eye and a sharp pain when I close my eyelids. I have some kind of tear-duct infection or growth. Could you please tell me what kind of infection it is? Kindly help.



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Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You seem to have a lacrimal sac infection known as dacryocystitis. I suggest you to follow a few instructions. Take the tablet Amoxclav 625 mg thrice daily for three days. Take tablets containing Diclofenac and Serratiopeptidase once daily after meals for five days. Take a tablet of Pantoprazole 40 mg every empty morning stomach. Take the tablet Moxifloxacin eye drop six times a day for next week. Use Tobramycin eye drop four times a day for next week. Apply Polymixin and Chloramphenicol eye ointment at bedtime for five days. After completing this course, you have to get a test of syringing done to rule out the blockage. Kindly consult a specialist, talk to them and take medications with their consent. I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for your query.

Can I get these medications in a nearby pharmacy?



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I think apart from Amoxclav most of the drugs are over the counter. I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for your help.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You are welcome. Thank you.

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