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Pediatric Canaliculitis: A Case Report
Turk J Ophthalmol 2019; 49(2):102-105TJ

Abstract

Canaliculitis is a rare disease that relapses when not properly diagnosed and treated. It usually occurs in middle-age and advanced age. It is extremely rare in children and infants. A healthy 12-year-old girl presented with lower eyelid swelling and watery discharge in her right eye. During the last 2 years, the patient had been examined several times for the same complaints but there was no improvement despite treatment. Examination showed that the lower punctum had a pouting punctum appearance, and applying pressure to the lacrimal sac area resulted in purulent discharge. Lavage showed that the lacrimal passage was patent. In light of these clinical findings, the patient was diagnosed with canaliculitis. Punctoplasty with surgical curettage of the dacryoliths were performed. After the surgical procedure, a topical antibiotic was prescribed. Histopathological examination of the dacryoliths revealed that the infective cause was Actinomyces. No recurrence or complications were observed during 12 months follow-up.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Elazığ Training and Research Hospital, Ophthalmology Clinic, Elazığ, TurkeyElazığ Training and Research Hospital, Ophthalmology Clinic, Elazığ, Turkey

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31055896

Citation

Eraslan Yusufoğlu, Elif, and Sabiha Güngör Kobat. "Pediatric Canaliculitis: a Case Report." Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 49, no. 2, 2019, pp. 102-105.
Eraslan Yusufoğlu E, Güngör Kobat S. Pediatric Canaliculitis: A Case Report. Turk J Ophthalmol. 2019;49(2):102-105.
Eraslan Yusufoğlu, E., & Güngör Kobat, S. (2019). Pediatric Canaliculitis: A Case Report. Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology, 49(2), pp. 102-105. doi:10.4274/tjo.galenos.2018.04453.
Eraslan Yusufoğlu E, Güngör Kobat S. Pediatric Canaliculitis: a Case Report. Turk J Ophthalmol. 2019 Apr 30;49(2):102-105. PubMed PMID: 31055896.
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