Vol. 4, Issue 4 (2019)
Role of conservative treatment in case of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction in infancy
Author(s): Dr. Saadaldeen Ahmed Mahmood Al Younis, Dr. Saeed Hamid Saeed, Dr. Mohammed Loqman Mohammed Milhim
Abstract: Nasolacrimal duct obstruction is the most common cause of excessive tearing during age of infancy which results from delay in canalization of nasolacrimal duct,there is more than one line of treatment for this condition, This study is concentrated on the role conservative treatment, including 269 (114 males, 155 females) patients presented with Epiphora with or without infections between the age of one month and 18 months, all of them treated by conservatively, the overall cure rate is very good 93%, for those bellow twelve months of age is 98%, and 99.5% for those bellow six months. In general females affected more than males, success rate of conservative treatment is excellent in male(100% for those less than twelve months age). For those presented after twelve months followed for three months only, four male patients from total seven cured with conservative treatment wile all females above twelve months did not cured and probing had been done for them and probing also had good success rate for this age group(12-18)months.