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Table 2 Overview of epidemiological data

From: Transcanalicular laser dacryocystorhinostomy for acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction: an audit of 104 patients

Epidemiological data
Total number of patients 104 (100%)
Male 27 (26%)
Female 77 (74%)
Mean age at time of surgery 59 ± 10 years
Right side 60 (58%)
Left side 44 (42%)
Upper punctum approach 20 (19%)
Lower punctum approach 84 (81%)
Surgical success 101 (97%)
Surgical failure 3 (3%)
Functional success 80 (77%)
Functional failure 24 (23%)
  1. Surgical success was defined as ostium patency following laser-assisted dacryocystorhinostomy with bicanalicular silicon intubation. Functional success was defined as complete resolution of symptoms at 6 months after surgery