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Revista Cubana de Oftalmología

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ROJAS RONDON, Irene et al. Canaliculitis. Rev Cubana Oftalmol [online]. 2020, vol.33, n.2, e815.  Epub June 01, 2020. ISSN 0864-2176.

Canaliculitis is an uncommon infectious disease. It is often misdiagnosed due to its overlapping presentation to other common entities. A 56-year-old female patient is reported. She was referred to Ramón Pando Ferrer Cuban Ophthalmologic Institute, Ocular Plastic Surgery consultation, suffering from punctal swelling, discharge, and epiphora. At ocular examination was described conjunctival hyperemia, pouting punctum and mucopurulent discharge. Punctal regurgitation of concretions appears under syringing. It was confirmed acute canaliculitis with concretions in the left eye. A canaliculotomy was performed, and the concretions were removed. Routine clinical examinations helped to get a right diagnosis of canaliculitis and the surgical result was satisfactory.

Keywords : Canaliculitis; epiphora; concretions; canaliculotomy.

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