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Eye (Lond). 1991;5 ( Pt 5):596-600.

Epiphora during the first year of life.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee.

Abstract

A cohort of 4,792 infants was observed in order to determine the incidence and natural history of epiphora during the first year of life. Evidence of defective lacrimal drainage was present in 964 (20%) at some time during the year. 95% became symptomatic during the first month of life. Spontaneous remission occurred throughout the year and 96% had resolved before the age of one. This study provides no evidence to support probing before the age of one year.

PMID:
1794426
DOI:
10.1038/eye.1991.103
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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