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December 1940


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São Paulo, Brazil

Arch Ophthalmol. 1940;24(6):1256-1257. doi:10.1001/archopht.1940.00870060198014

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For several years I have been using irrigations of Besredka filtrates in the treatment of catarrhal and purulent dacryocystitis of adults. While results have not been brilliant, because it is possible in only a certain number of cases to restore the patency of the nasolacrimal canal, I have, however, not given up their systematic trial, for even in the cases of failure one can diminish the purulent secretion. I have the impression that the after-care of the disease is always shortened, possibly on account of the state of immunization which develops in the tissues.

I have been following the same treatment for nearly three years in the dacryocystitis of the newborn, and the good results obtained in 6 cases leads me to offer the following communication :

The irrigation of the lacrimal sac is done each time with about 2 cc. of bouillon containing the Besredka filtrates. I have always obtained

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