Success rate of first probing in children under 5 years

Aghadoost, D. and Zare, M. (2003) Success rate of first probing in children under 5 years. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 7.

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Background : With respect to the relatively high prevalence of nasolacrimal duct obstruction and controversies around the success rate, optimum time of probing, and follow up, the present study was conducted in 6-60 month old children to determine the success rate. Materials and methods : This clinical trial was performed on 56patients (71 eyes). All patients underwent nasolacrimal duct-probing and irrigation under general anesthesia, then followed for 6 months. Cessation in lacrimation and discharge was considered as a success in probing. Chi-square was used for data analysis. Results : The overall success rate of probing was 78.6%. There exists an association between child age and success rate (p<0.05). During the first 3 months, 91% had complete improvement. Conclusion : Success rate of nasolacrimal duct-probing is excellent in patients aged 6-12 months. This success is decreased as age increased. Repeated probing is suggested to be postponed to at least 3-6 months later the first attempts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 14 May 2017 11:59
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 16:13

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