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Assessment and management of proximal and incomplete symptomatic obstruction of the lacrimal drainage system.
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PMID:  22346116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Epiphora is a common complaint of patients who present to an Ophthalmology Clinic. In many cases, epiphora is due to an obstruction in the lacrimal drainage system. However, a subgroup of symptomatic patients with epiphora has a patent lacrimal drainage system. Such cases are usually termed 'functional obstruction' and / or 'stenosis of the lacrimal drainage system'. Various etiologies and diagnostic and therapeutic approaches have been described in literature, which implies the lack of a standardized approach. This article will review the evolving diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in literature, and in the end, propose a paradigm in approaching this group of patients.
Authors:
Mohsen Bahmani Kashkouli; Farzad Pakdel; Victoria Kiavash
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Middle East African journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0975-1599     ISO Abbreviation:  Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-20     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101521797     Medline TA:  Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Eye Research Center, Rassoul Akram Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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