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Lacrimal Canal Diseases

What are Lacrimal Canal Diseases?

The obstruction of the lacrimal canal can be caused by many reasons, such as incorrect development at birth (congenital dacryocystitis), severe and recurrent ocular infections, nose fracture or surgery; the obstruction can be total or partial.
The congenital obstruction of the lacrimal canal is generally unilateral and manifests by the dripping of the tear towards the cheek of the affected side, it usually presents since birth or shortly after; another symptom can be secretion (lema) and in cases when the lacrimal sac gets infected the child can present inflammation, pain, redness and hyper sensibility in the area of the lacrimal sac (between the nose and the eye). 

Treatment:

This type of obstruction can disappear without treatment during the first months of the child's life; in other cases it is necessary to teach the family how to massage the area of the lacrimal sac to obtain permeability and avoid chronic obstruction. The infectious process must be treated with oral and intravenous antibiotics, depending on the case. Surgery is the definitive treatment to correct the obstruction.
 

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