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Feyz 2003, 7(2): 34-37 Back to browse issues page
Success rate of first probing in children under 5 years
Davoud Aghadoost *, Mohammad Zare
, aghadoost_d@kaums.ac.ir
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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.

Keywords: Probing, nasolacrimal duct obstruction
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Received: 2008/11/5
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Aghadoost D, Zare M. Success rate of first probing in children under 5 years. Feyz. 2003; 7 (2) :34-37
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