AIOC 2010 PROCEEDINGS
Dr. JYOTI BHUYAN: M.B.B.S. (1983), Gawahati Medical College, Assam; M.S (1988), RIO,
Gawahati Medical College, Assam. Presently Associatate Professor.
A Clinicobacteriological Study on Chronic Dacryocystitis
Dr. Jyoti Bhuyan, Dr. Subhajit Das
(Presenting Author: Dr. Jyoti Bhuyan)
and conspicuous symptoms it may cause, partly
because it has little tendency to resolve. This
study was carried out in RIO Guwahati with the
objectives of: 1) Identifying the causative bacteria,
2) Studying the antibiotic sensitivity of these
bacterias to commonly used antibiotics and 3)
occupation and socioeconomic status.
Materials and Methods
Sixty cases of clinically established chronic
Dacryocystitis, who attended and were treated in
RIO, GMCH during the period from July 2008 to
June 2009 were selected for this study. Cases that
did not use any antibiotic drop previously or
stopped using antibiotic eye drop at least one
week before attending the hospital were taken for
this study irrespective of age, sex, occupation and
social status. Sterile swab sticks were used for
collection of regurgitated material. For bacterial
1. Stain – Gram’s Stain, KOH (10%).
2. Culture medium – Blood Agar, Mc Conky`s
Agar, Nutrient Agar, Chocolate Agar were used.
Three swabs were collected at a time. First for the
KOH smear, second for the Gram staining and
hronic Dacryocystitis is an unpleasant
disease, partly because of the troublesome
last swab for culture in medias. Swabs were sent
to Microbiology department for study.
Different results were observed in this study.
Table-1: Shows age Distribution
Age Groups (yrs)
Table 1 shows that the max. number of patients
are in the 4th decade (23.33%) followed by 5th
decade( 21.66). The present study shows that out
of 60 patients 46(76.66%) are females and 14
(23.33%) are males in the ratio of 3.28:1.
Our study shows that out of 60 patients 38
(63.33%) are housewives, 10 (16.66%) are farmers,
4(6.67%) are service holders, 4(6.67%) are
students, 3(5%) are shopkeepers and 1(1.67%) are
No. of Cases