BLOG: Unilateral conjunctivitis not always related to lacrimal duct obstruction

It has always been the teaching that recurrent unilateral conjunctivitis must be evaluated for partial or complete nasal lacrimal duct obstruction. This may be congenital or acquired.In the adult population, women are more commonly involved than men, with an average age range of 50 to 70 years. This may be caused by a narrower nasal lacrimal duct system than in men or postmenopausal hormonal changes on the mucosa.

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