September 2016
Volume 57, Issue 12
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   September 2016
Dacryocystectomy: indications and results at tertiary eye hospital of central Saudi Arabia.
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Laryssa Kataki de Oliveira Veloso
    Oftalmologia, Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu- UNESP, Botucatu, Brazil
  • Alicia Galindo
    King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyad, Saudi Arabia
    Oftalmologia, Complejo Asistencial de Palencia, Palencia, Spain
  • Mohamed Dufaileej
    King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyad, Saudi Arabia
  • Alberto Galvez
    King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyad, Saudi Arabia
  • Rajiv Khandekar
    King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyad, Saudi Arabia
  • Silvana Artioli Schellini
    King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyad, Saudi Arabia
    Oftalmologia, Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu- UNESP, Botucatu, Brazil
  • Footnotes
    Commercial Relationships   Laryssa Veloso, None; Alicia Galindo, None; Mohamed Dufaileej, None; Alberto Galvez, None; Rajiv Khandekar, None; Silvana Schellini, None
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Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science September 2016, Vol.57, 693. doi:
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      Laryssa Kataki de Oliveira Veloso, Alicia Galindo, Mohamed Dufaileej, Alberto Galvez, Rajiv Khandekar, Silvana Artioli Schellini; Dacryocystectomy: indications and results at tertiary eye hospital of central Saudi Arabia.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2016;57(12):693.

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Abstract

Purpose : This study was done to give evidence about the indication and success of dacryocystectomy (DCT) in a tertiary eye institute.

Methods : A retrospective review of all patients who underwent DCT from the Oculoplastic Division of King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Saudi Arabia, from 2008 through July 2015 was done. Demographic data of patients, symptoms related to the lacrimal drainage system before and after surgery and complications were observed. The data was transferred to spreadsheet of SPSS 16 and univariate analysis using parametric and non-parametric methods was done.

Results : 47 DCT surgeries were performed in the studied period. The median age of patients was 58.2 years old, 63.8% were female, left side was operated in 60% of patients and 8% undergone to bilateral simultaneous DCT. All the indications for DCT for our patients was chronic dacryocystitis and 23.5% of them had dry eye before surgery. After surgery 8.5% of our patients complains of tearing and only 6.4% complaint about dry eye.

Conclusions : The main indication for DCT in our hospital is chronic dacryocystitis. DCT still seems to be a good procedure to treat select patients, mainly elderly with dry eyes.

This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., May 1-5, 2016.

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