Canaliculitis: difficulties in diagnosis, differential diagnosis and comparison between conservative and surgical treatment.

@article{Vcsei1994CanaliculitisDI,
  title={Canaliculitis: difficulties in diagnosis, differential diagnosis and comparison between conservative and surgical treatment.},
  author={Vilmos V{\'e}csei and Veronika Huber-Spitzy and Elisabeth A. Arocker-Mettinger and Franz Josef Steinkogler},
  journal={Ophthalmologica. Journal international d'ophtalmologie. International journal of ophthalmology. Zeitschrift fur Augenheilkunde},
  year={1994},
  volume={208 6},
  pages={314-7}
}
The most important clinical features of canaliculitis include a red, swollen eyelid in the area of the affected canaliculus, a unilateral conjunctivitis, a mucopurulent discharge and in some cases dacryoliths visible in the lacrimal punctum. Conservative therapy was found to be little effective: only 10% of the patients could be cured, 40% showed a recurrence after conservative treatment. 20 patients (50%) were treated by canaliculotomy: 16 of these were cured by this surgical treatment, 4… CONTINUE READING

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