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Corneal Ectasia Associated With Massage of Dacryocystoceles

Lucarelli, Mark J. M.D.; DeBry, Peter M.D.

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Abstract

Purpose. To report a patient with corneal ectasia and bilateral dacryocystoceles.

Methods. Case report, review of medical literature.

Results. The patient experienced gradual bilateral worsening of visual acuity caused by increasing corneal ectasia. Vigorous and frequent massaging of the lacrimal sacs and globes preceded development of symptomatic corneal ectasia.

Conclusions. The timing of the development of this patient's corneal ectasia suggests an association between the dacryocystoceles massage and the ectasia.

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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