Comparison of surgical success between two different approaches of the lacrimal pathway, External and Transcanalicular Dacryocistorinostomy, and between two different age groups.

Joana Raquel Costa, Maria Casanova, Teresa Soares & Cecília Almeida E Sousa
Objective: Compare the surgical success rate of dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) between (1) two different techniques: External-DCR vs Transcanalicular-DCR; and comparing (2) two different age groups: <65 years vs ≥65 years. Materials and methods: Retrospective study involving 258 participants who underwent DCR between 01-01- 2014 and 31-12-2018. We define as surgical success as a total resolution of the initial symptoms analyzed:excessive tearing, blurred vision, painful swelling of medial canthus, recurrent eye infection with pus discharge; or a...
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