Journal article

Lacrimal obstruction in inflammatory bowel disease.

Khami Satchi, Alan A McNab

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg | Published : 2009


PURPOSE: To report lacrimal drainage obstruction in association with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in 9 patients. METHODS: The clinical records of 461 consecutive adult patients treated for acquired lacrimal obstruction by dacryocystorhinostomy were reviewed. Patients with IBD were identified. Additional data collected included known secondary causes of lacrimal obstruction, a history of sinonasal disease, complications following lacrimal surgery, and demographic information. RESULTS: Nine patients (7 women, 2 men) with a median presenting age of 61 years (range, 38-70 years) had IBD. Five patients had Crohn disease, and 4 patients had ulcerative colitis. Seven patients had nasolacrimal d..

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