Success Rate of Probing In Cases of Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction at Various Age Group – A Hospital Based Study.

Success Rate of Probing In Cases of Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction

  • Dr Priyanka Assistant Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Patna Medical College & Hospital, Patna, Bihar.
  • Shekhar Chaudhary Professor & HOD, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Patna Medical College & Hospital, Patna, Bihar.
  • Dr Arshad Junior Resident, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Patna Medical College & Hospital, Patna, Bihar.
Keywords: Nasolacrimal Duct, Probing

Abstract

Background: Purpose: To determine success rate of probing for congenital Nasolacrimal duct obstruction at various age group. Subjects and Methods: The study was a prospective non comparative study done in the Dept. of Ophthalmology, PMCH, Patna from Jan 2017 to Jan 2019. 36 children (72 eyes) aged 5 months to 48 months diagnosed with congenital NLD obstruction were included in the study These were divided into Group 1 – below 6 months , Group 2 – 7 months to 12 months , Group3 -  13 months to 24 months , Group4 -  25 months to 48 months . Probing was done under GA in all subjects. All patients were followed at 1 week, 1 month, 3 months and 6 months respectfully. The probing was considered successful when complete remission of symptoms occurred after two weeks following the procedure. Results: The success rate of probing was 100% (18 eyes) in group 1, 91% (22 eyes)  in group 2, 81 % (13 eyes) in group 3, and 35.7% in group 4.The overall success rate was 76.9%. Conclusion: The success rate of probing decreased with increasing age and age over 24 months predicts poor outcome. Hence, one should proceed with early probing than to wait for spontaneous resolution.

Published
2019-03-04
How to Cite
Priyanka, D., Chaudhary, S., & Arshad, D. (2019). Success Rate of Probing In Cases of Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction at Various Age Group – A Hospital Based Study. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 8(1), OT13-OT14. Retrieved from https://aijournals.com/index.php/ajmr/article/view/477
Section
Ophthalmology