Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia
versão impressa ISSN 0034-7280
LORENA, Silvia Helena Tavares e SILVA, João Amaro Ferrari. Epidemiological study of chronic dacryocystitis. Rev. bras.oftalmol. [online]. 2011, vol.70, n.6, pp. 396-399. ISSN 0034-7280. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-72802011000600011.
PURPOSE: The goal of this project is to document the epidemiological characteristics of chronic dacryocystitis cases assisted in a public hospital. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of medical records of patients who developed chronic dacryocystitis assisted in the period of january 12th , 2009 to june 9th, 2010 .The patients were ophthalmologist evaluated: ocular inspection, biomicroscopy, Milder Test, Test of Jones I and II. RESULTS: The gender with chronic dacryocystitis belonged to 55 years. There were 73 % female and 27 % male.The unilateral involvement occurred in 95% of the cases and only 5 % were bilateral. In this work, the side of this pathology was on the right in 45% and on the left in 55%. Negroid races have a lower rate of illness than caucasians.Regarding the chronic dacryocystitis ethiology, there was a predominance of the idiopathic in 95% of the cases and only 5% of trauma. CONCLUSION: The dacryocystitis is more frequent in women, rare in blacks and presents hereditary predisposition, increasing the incidence from the 6th decade
Palavras-chave : Chronic dacryocystitis [epidemiology]; Lacrimal duct obstruction; Adult.