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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 368-369

Double lacrimal puncta: Three cases


1 Department of Ophthalmology, Bolu Izzet Baysal State Hospital, Bolu, Turkey
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Hitit University Erol Olcok Education and Research Hospital, Corum, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Yonca Asfuroğlu
Sağlık, Şehitler Caddesi, No: 20 14300, Merkez, Bolu
Turkey
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1246_20

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Supernumerary puncta are uncommon lacrimal anomalies. Besides being a rare condition, it is usually overlooked. In this study, we report 3 cases of supernumerary lacrimal puncta. While two patients presented with epiphora; one patient was asymptomatic. In biomicroscopic examination, two lacrimal puncta on the lower lid were observed. A supernumerary punctum should be considered in patients with excessive tearing. Supernumerary puncta may alter the efficacy of topical medications, therefore, patients need to be informed about this rare anomaly.


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