STUDY OF SUCCESS RATE OF EXTERNAL DACRYOCYSTORHINOSTOMY IN PATIENTS OF CHRONIC DACRYOCYSTITIS – A HOSPITAL BASED STUDY

Dr. Manoj Mehta, Dr. Sanyam Malhotra

Abstract


Purpose – To study success rate of external dacryocystorhinostomy in patients of chronic dacryocystitis.

Material and methods – Our study was a prospective, observational, hospital  based study of 60 patients suffering from chronic dacryocystitis. All patients underwent a detailed comprehensive ocular examination and underwent external dacryocystorhinostomy surgery. Postoperative complications were noted and MUNK score was used to evaluate success of external dacryocystorhinostomy. 48.3% patients presented with epiphora while 15% patients presented with sac swelling. Success rate of external dacryocystorhinostomy was found to be 95% and only 5% patients showed recurrence.


Keywords


chronic dacryocystitis, dacryocystorhinostomy epiphora, MUNK score.

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