Effectiveness of probing in congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction in children above 1 year of age.
Aim: To study the effectiveness of probing in congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction in children above 1 year of age.
Methods: This study included 42 children undergoing probing for congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction between Jan 2015 to Dec 2018. The children were divided into two groups, Group 1 (12-24 months) and group 2 (>24 months). Success was defined as complete resolution of signs and symptoms. The chi-square test was used to analyze the results.
Results: The success rate in group A was 78.2% and in group B, 72.4%.There was no significant difference in the cure rate with increasing age. (p value 0.5460
Conclusion: Probing of NLD should remain the primary management choice for congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction in children between 1 to 5 years of age.
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