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The results of late probing in congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
Orbit. 2007 Mar; 26(1):1-3.O

Abstract

PURPOSE

To evaluate the results of lacrimal probing in children at or older than 1 year of age with congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction.

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Fifty eyes of 38 children (24 males, 14 females) with congenital epiphora who underwent nasolacrimal duct probing were evaluated in a prospective study. The age of the patients was between 12 and 101 months (mean: 33 months). Success of probing was defined as complete resolution of preoperative symptoms and signs. The mean follow-up was 8 months (3-28 months).

RESULTS

The success rate of probing was 88% (44/50 eyes). Residual epiphora was observed in 6 eyes of 4 patients (12%). Age of the patient, gender, the frequency of epiphora before probing and the unilaterality or bilaterality of epiphora did not correlate with the success of probing (p > 0.05).

CONCLUSION

Nasolacrimal duct probing is advocated as a primary treatment in children younger than 9 years of age before proceeding to more complex treatment options. Unsuccessful probing may result from the selection of nonmembranous obstructions rather than the increased age of the patients.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Ophthalmology, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey. gulerzilelioglu@hotmail.comNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17510863

Citation

Zilelioğlu, Güler, and Banu M. Hoşal. "The Results of Late Probing in Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction." Orbit (Amsterdam, Netherlands), vol. 26, no. 1, 2007, pp. 1-3.
Zilelioğlu G, Hoşal BM. The results of late probing in congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Orbit. 2007;26(1):1-3.
Zilelioğlu, G., & Hoşal, B. M. (2007). The results of late probing in congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Orbit (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 26(1), 1-3.
Zilelioğlu G, Hoşal BM. The Results of Late Probing in Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction. Orbit. 2007;26(1):1-3. PubMed PMID: 17510863.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The results of late probing in congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction. AU - Zilelioğlu,Güler, AU - Hoşal,Banu M, PY - 2007/5/19/pubmed PY - 2007/8/1/medline PY - 2007/5/19/entrez SP - 1 EP - 3 JF - Orbit (Amsterdam, Netherlands) JO - Orbit VL - 26 IS - 1 N2 - PURPOSE: To evaluate the results of lacrimal probing in children at or older than 1 year of age with congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty eyes of 38 children (24 males, 14 females) with congenital epiphora who underwent nasolacrimal duct probing were evaluated in a prospective study. The age of the patients was between 12 and 101 months (mean: 33 months). Success of probing was defined as complete resolution of preoperative symptoms and signs. The mean follow-up was 8 months (3-28 months). RESULTS: The success rate of probing was 88% (44/50 eyes). Residual epiphora was observed in 6 eyes of 4 patients (12%). Age of the patient, gender, the frequency of epiphora before probing and the unilaterality or bilaterality of epiphora did not correlate with the success of probing (p > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Nasolacrimal duct probing is advocated as a primary treatment in children younger than 9 years of age before proceeding to more complex treatment options. Unsuccessful probing may result from the selection of nonmembranous obstructions rather than the increased age of the patients. SN - 0167-6830 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17510863/The_results_of_late_probing_in_congenital_nasolacrimal_duct_obstruction_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01676830600972807 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -