Lacrimal system complications in trachoma

K. F. Tabbara, A. A. Bobb

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A clinical study of the lacrimal complications of trachoma was conducted in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Of the 579 Saudi Arabian patients examined, 446 (77%) showed clinical evidence trachoma, trachoma. 62 of whom had severe inactive trachoma. In this last group the following lacrimal complications were observed: dry eye syndrome, punctal phimosis, punctal occlusion, canalicular occlusion, nasolacrimal-duct obstruction, dacryocystitis, dacryocystocele, and dacryocutaneous fistula. Histopathologic examination of seven lacrimal-sac biopsies showed the same cicatrizing changes seen in 14 conjunctival biopsies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-301
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ophthalmology

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    Tabbara, K. F., & Bobb, A. A. (1980). Lacrimal system complications in trachoma. Ophthalmology, 87(4), 298-301.