What is the difference between dacryocystitis and conjunctivitis?

Dacryocystitis and conjunctivitis are two different diseases. Dacryocystitis is an inflammation of the lacrimal sac with a history of lacrimal obstruction, preceded by symptoms of tearing and, in severe cases, later leading to inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, mostly due to ocular surface infection or allergy, and the starting symptoms are usually foreign body sensation, burning sensation, eye redness, and increased discharge.

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