Journal article

Acquired lacrimal drainage apparatus obstruction in children

Elizabeth M McElnea, James E Elder, Thomas G Hardy, Alan A Mcnab

Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pediatric acquired lacrimal drainage apparatus (LDA) obstruction is much rarer than congenital LDA obstruction. Its etiology and treatment outcomes have not been well defined. Our aim was to examine the etiology and management of acquired LDA obstruction in children and report the results of its management. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients ≤16 years of age who presented with acquired epiphora to investigate the causes and describe the management of this condition. RESULTS: A total of 31 patients (16 males [52%]) were included. Mean age of patients was 10.9 years (range, 3-16). The main causes of acquired LDA obstruction were keratoconjunctiviti..

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