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[Suppurative pseudo-lithiasic canaliculitis].

Authors
  • Ritleng, P
  • Loubière, R
  • Marcelet, B
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ophtalmologie : organe de la Société française d'ophtalmologie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1989
Volume
3
Issue
1
Pages
1–3
Identifiers
PMID: 2641058
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The affection is often undiagnosed at the first stage. The second stage is characterized by a chronic suppurative canaliculitis with intra-canalicular concretions involving in many cases the lower canaliculus. Our 6 cases have been treated by a posterior canaliculotomy, a microsurgical evacuation of the concretions and a lacrimal tubing. It is not a fungal infection but a bacterial disease due to Actinomyces. Surgical treatment is very effective.

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