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Canaliculitis: difficulties in diagnosis, differential diagnosis and comparison between conservative and surgical treatment.
Ophthalmologica. 1994; 208(6):314-7.O

Abstract

The most important clinical features of canaliculitis include a red, swollen eyelid in the area of the affected canaliculus, a unilateral conjunctivitis, a mucopurulent discharge and in some cases dacryoliths visible in the lacrimal punctum. Conservative therapy was found to be little effective: only 10% of the patients could be cured, 40% showed a recurrence after conservative treatment. 20 patients (50%) were treated by canaliculotomy: 16 of these were cured by this surgical treatment, 4 patients complained of epiphora, although diagnostic syringing showed free lacrimal pathways. The surgical treatment of canaliculitis in combination with conservative therapy yields far better results than conservative therapy alone.

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2nd Department of Ophthalmology, Vienna, Austria.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7845646

Citation

Vécsei, V P., et al. "Canaliculitis: Difficulties in Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis and Comparison Between Conservative and Surgical Treatment." Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie. International Journal of Ophthalmology. Zeitschrift Fur Augenheilkunde, vol. 208, no. 6, 1994, pp. 314-7.
Vécsei VP, Huber-Spitzy V, Arocker-Mettinger E, et al. Canaliculitis: difficulties in diagnosis, differential diagnosis and comparison between conservative and surgical treatment. Ophthalmologica. 1994;208(6):314-7.
Vécsei, V. P., Huber-Spitzy, V., Arocker-Mettinger, E., & Steinkogler, F. J. (1994). Canaliculitis: difficulties in diagnosis, differential diagnosis and comparison between conservative and surgical treatment. Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie. International Journal of Ophthalmology. Zeitschrift Fur Augenheilkunde, 208(6), 314-7.
Vécsei VP, et al. Canaliculitis: Difficulties in Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis and Comparison Between Conservative and Surgical Treatment. Ophthalmologica. 1994;208(6):314-7. PubMed PMID: 7845646.
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