Treatment of acute dacryocystitis in neonates.

  • Zane F Pollard
  • Published 1991 in Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus


Twenty-five newborns with acute dacryocystitis underwent probing of the nasolacrimal duct. All had a resolution of the acute dacryocystitis. Only one continued to have epiphora and had to undergo a subsequent probing with silicone intubation at 9 months of age. All were probed without anesthesia, being mummified and held by nurses while the author performed… (More)


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