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Corneal Ectasia Associated With Massage of Dacryocystoceles

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

Case Reports

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.

From the Oculoplastics Service, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Submitted September 25, 2001.

Revision received January 25, 2002.

Accepted January 28, 200.

The authors have no proprietary interests in this study.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. M.J. Lucarelli, Oculoplastics Service, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 600 Highland Ave, F4/348 CSC, Madison, WI 53792 U.S.A. E-mail: mlucarel@facstaff.wisc.edu

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.