Corynebacterium kroppenstedtii as a pathogen of a Jones tube infection following conjunctivo-dacryocystorhinostomy

Aric Vaidya , Tushar Sarbajna , Hirohiko Kakizaki & Yasuhiro Takahashi

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Are systemic antibiotics required during and after dacryocystitis-related dacryocystorhinostomy?

Edward J. Wladis , Hirah Khan & Valerie H. Chen

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Punctal dilatation and non-incisional canalicular curettage in the management of infectious canaliculitis

Nandini Bothra , Abhimanyu Sharma , Oshin Bansal & Mohammad Javed Ali

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Comparison of a manometric tear duct irrigation test with dacryoscintigraphy in the investigation of epiphora

Zuzana Sipkova , Ebube E. Obi , Oyinka Olurin , Peter M. Mota , Oana Vonica & Andrew R. Pearson

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Shifting to very early endoscopic DCR in acute suppurative dacryocystitis

Farzad Pakdel, Mohammad Soleimani, Abolfazl Kasaei, Kambiz Ameli, Niloofar Pirmarzdashti, Ali Sadeghi Tari, Mehrbod Ghasempour & Ali Banafsheafshan 

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We aimed to show the outcome of very early endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (VE-EDCR) in a routine pool of patients with acute dacryocystitis (AD) and abscess formation compared with the standard late external dacryocystorhinostomy L-ExDCR.


This was a prospective nonrandomized comparative study conducted from June 2013 to March 2016. Patients with AD and abscess formation were referred to our oculo-facial clinic in a university-based hospital. All patients received systemic antibiotics and were assigned to either of treatment groups. Patients in group 1 underwent late external transcutaneous DCR (L-ExDCR) and group 2 underwent EDCR within 3 days after first visit, named VE-EDCR. Primary outcome measure was success of surgery.


Forty-one eyes of 41 patients with acute suppurative AD, were included from June 2013 to March 2016. Twenty-two patients underwent VE-EDCR and 19 underwent L-ExDCR. Mean age of patients was 43.41 (SD = 19.84, range 14–98) years. Mean follow-up was 14 (SD = 2.4) months. Anatomic, functional, and overall success in L-ExDCR and VE-EDCR groups were (89.5 and 86.4%, p = 0.99) (89.5% and 86.4%, p = 0.99) (89.5% and 81.8%, p = 0.66) respectively. Mean duration of cellulitis in VE-EDCR and L-ExDCR were 8.00 (SD = 4.63) and 16.11 (SD = 11.58) days, respectively (p = 0.027). No remarkable adverse event was found.


Success of very early endonasal endoscopic DCR is comparable with the traditional late external DCR. Duration of cellulitis is shorter in VE-EDCR. This therapeutic approach can be considered in patients with acute suppurative dacryocystitis.



No impact of nasal septoplasty on the outcome of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

Tal Koval, Ofira Zloto, Arkadi Yakirevitch, Guy J. Ben Simon, Joseph Ben-Shoshan, Elad Ben Artsi, Alon Weissman & Ayelet Priel

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Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy with and without mucosal flap—is there any difference?

Ofira Zloto, Tal Koval, Arkadi Yakirevich, Guy J Ben Simon, Alon Weissman, Elad Ben Artsi, Joseph Ben Shoshan & Ayelet Priel

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External dacryocystorhinostomy in patients with granulomatous polyangiitis

Christopher M. Stewart & Geoffrey E. Rose

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Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction continues trend for spontaneous resolution beyond first year of life

Tomomichi Nakayama, Akihide Watanabe, Saul Rajak, Yukito Yamanaka, Chie Sotozono

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