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The aim of this study was to evaluate demographic data, clinical profile and factors responsible for success of anatomical and functional outcome of canalicular laceration repair with the Mini Monoka stent in children younger than 10 years. This was a retrospective study of 18 patients (nine male and nine female) aged 5.39 ±3.05 years. Time from injury to repair was delayed in 61.1% and early in 38.9%. Direct trauma was sustained by 77.8% of patients. All were unilateral. Lower lid injury was sustained by 66.7% with the remainder being upper lid. Anatomical success was reported in 88%. Two (11.1%) had delayed dye disappearance and slight increased tear meniscus height. Functional success was obtained in all but one who had epiphora. There was no significant difference for delayed versus early repair. The authors conclude there are good outcomes with repair using the Mini Monoka stent.


Pattern if presentation and surgical outcomes of canalicular laceration repair in a pediatric population.
Agarwal R, Patidar N, Mohan A, et al.
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Fiona Rowe (Prof)

Institute of Population Health, University of Liverpool, UK.

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