An eyelash nidus for dacryoliths of the lacrimal excretory and secretory systems

Keith Baratz, G. B. Bartley, R. J. Campbell, J. A. Garrity

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We treated two patients with dacryolithiasis secondary to an eyelash. The first patient underwent dacryocystorhinostomy for a stone within the lacrimal sac. In the second patient the dacryolith was removed from a lacrimal gland ductule. Eyelashes found in the tear film or conjunctival fornices during routine examination should be removed to prevent the possible occurrence of dacryolithiasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)624-627
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991


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  • Ophthalmology

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