Indian Journal of Ophthalmology

: 1990  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66--69

Clinicobacteriological correlates of congenital dacryocystitis

Umesh Bareja, S Ghose 
 R.P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Umesh Bareja
7/97, Gents Hostel, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029

One hundred and fourteen eyes with congenital dacryocystitis have been studied clinically and bacteriologically. Gram positive cocci constituted the major bacterial isolates (57.9%) with streptococcus pneumoniae predominating (28.9%). The most effective antibiotic was cloxacillin with an overall efficacy of 77%. Normal conjunctival flora was sterile in majority (75%) of cases. Positive cases showed preponderance of gram positive cocci (21.6%) with staphylococcus albus (13.3%) being the major isolate. Normal nasal flora revealed diphtheroids (alone or in combination) to be the commonest bacteria (62.1%). A statistically significant correlation was not observed between the normal conjunctival or nasal flora and flora from the affected eyes.

How to cite this article:
Bareja U, Ghose S. Clinicobacteriological correlates of congenital dacryocystitis.Indian J Ophthalmol 1990;38:66-69

How to cite this URL:
Bareja U, Ghose S. Clinicobacteriological correlates of congenital dacryocystitis. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 1990 [cited 2020 Apr 8 ];38:66-69
Available from:;year=1990;volume=38;issue=2;spage=66;epage=69;aulast=Bareja;type=0