A Novel Management for Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction

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Abstract

Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO) affects up to 20% of all newborns. Affected children will present with varying degrees of epiphora, recurrent conjunctivitis, and/or eye discharge. Management ranges from observant waiting to probing to probing with Silicone intubation to dacryocystorhinostomy. The following article will shed light on the practical aspects for diagnosis and treatment of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction.

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