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P Velasco, M Tejeda, H Lopez, B Dominguez, H Villarroel, C Cardona; Evolution and Management of Canalicular Section In Patients With Palpebral Wounds. 13 Years Experience . Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2002;43(13):3025.
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Purpose:To review the files of patients with palpebral wounds with canalicular laceration, their management and evolution at the hospital. Methods:This is a retrospective, descriptive and analytic study held at the hospital where we reviewed the files of injured patients between September 1988 and August 2001. We analyzed type of surgery, time between injury and surgical treatment, and symptomatic evolution after the surgery. Results:We reviewed 244 files of patients with eyelid injuries. We included 145 patients with Canalicular Laceration and more than one month follow up. One hundred and fifteen patients were treated with surgery: Nasal Bicanalicular Dacriointubation to 101 patients (87.8%), Annular Bicanalicular Dacriointubation to 13 patients (11.3%) and Ferulization with nylon to 1 patient (0.9%). The extraction of implants was present in 83 cases, 65 were indicated and 17 were accidental. A successful surgery was present when the patient did not had epiphora as in 98 cases (85.2%) and unsuccessful in 15 cases (13%). Complications were present in 15 patients. Conclusion:The management and evolution of canalicular laceration in our Institution is successful in most of the cases and our results are similar to those reported by other authors.
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