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