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Dec 2012

Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction Resolution

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Author Affiliation: Department of Ophthalmology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2012;130(12):1623-1624. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2012.3067

I read with interest the article by the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group1 indicating that 66% of children with nasolacrimal duct obstruction aged between 6 and 10 months had resolution without surgery within 6 months. It is unfortunate that the authors were unaware of previous work on this topic that broadly agrees with their findings.2,3

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