What are the racial predilections of dacryocystitis?

Updated: Oct 08, 2019
  • Author: Grant D Gilliland, MD; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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Dacryocystitis may be less common in blacks than in whites because of anatomical differences; the nasolacrimal ostium into the nose is large in blacks. In addition, the lacrimal canal is shorter and straighter in blacks than in whites.


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