Assessment of conventional Crigler massage in recovery of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction

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Gholamhossein Yaghoubi 1 , * , Behrouz Heydari 2 , Mohammad Hossein Davari 2 , Vajiheh Hazari 3 , Ahmad Naseiri 4

1 Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran.

3 Medical Student, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran.

4 Department of Nursing, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran.

How to Cite: Yaghoubi G, Heydari B, Davari M H, Hazari V, Naseiri A. Assessment of conventional Crigler massage in recovery of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction, Hormozgan Med J. 2008 ; 12(3):e88969.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 12 (3); e88969
Published Online: February 05, 2008
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 03, 2007
Accepted: February 05, 2008

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Abstract

Introduction: We aimed to determine the success rate of conventional massage
in congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
Methods: 45 children attending to eye clinic with congenital nasolacriml duct
obstruction initially were treated with Crigler massage as conventional procedure.
We therefore evaluated the effect of the implemented massage upon one week.
Results: The overall success rate in all age groups was 84.4%, whereas it was
100% in group 1(under 8 months), %75 in group 2 (8-12 months) and 100% in
gruop3 (13-24 months). One eye did not response to treatment. Congenital
nasolacriml duct obstruction was more common in girls than boys and left eye
involvement was more prevalent than right eye.
Conclusion: Conservative treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction as an
conventional procedure by ophthalmologist could be an efficient outcome.

Keywords

Nasolacriml duct – Congenital - massage - Obstruction

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