Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction – An Updated Review
International Journal of Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2018, Pages: 12-16
Received: Mar. 6, 2018; Accepted: Mar. 26, 2018; Published: May 5, 2018
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Kamrul Laila, Bangladesh Secretariat Clinic, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Golam Mohammad Abul Monsur Khan, Department of Ophthalmology, Bangladesh Secretariat Clinic, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Imran Sarker, National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Shahria Sattar, Bangladesh Secretariat Clinic, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction is the blockage of the lacrimal drainage system. It occurs in approximately 5 to 20% of normal newborn infants. A history of tearing and mucous or mucopurulent discharge and recurrent pink eye in a young child should alert the physician to the presence of nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Usually this condition is diagnosed clinically, though there are some investigations for precise diagnosis. Treatment is supportive and non surgical in 90 to 95% of cases, only 5 to 10% patients need surgical intervention. Outcome is good with minimal complications.
Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction, Lacrimal Apparatus, Tears, Sac Massage, Probing, Stenting, Dacryocystorhinostomy
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Kamrul Laila, Golam Mohammad Abul Monsur Khan, Imran Sarker, Shahria Sattar, Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction – An Updated Review, International Journal of Ophthalmology & Visual Science. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2018, pp. 12-16. doi: 10.11648/j.ijovs.20180301.13
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