Familial absence of lacrimal puncta associated with preauricular sinuses

Robert M. Saltzmann*, Gary S. Lissner

*Corresponding author for this work

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Previously reported cases of lacrimal outflow dysgenesis have frequently been associated with developmental anomalies or systemic syndromes, raising potential red flags in affected children. We report an unusual case of familial punctal atresia with apparent genetic linkage to bilateral preauricular sinuses without any such comorbid syndromic features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-235
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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