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Arch Ophthalmol. 1941;26(2):165-180. doi:10.1001/archopht.1941.00870140015001.
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With an auspicious and a drooping eye.—Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 2.  The present material supplements the cases already referred to in a paper1 on external dacryocystorhinostomy read before the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom in 1932, which dealt with the period from 1929 to 1931.During the years 1932 to 1939 inclusive, 1,073 patients were seen in the ophthalmic clinic of the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, under my charge, whose complaint was watering of one or both eyes. This number represents 2.7 per cent of the total number of new patients attending during these years. Of these, 548, or almost exactly 50 per cent, were adults with dacryocystitis. Patients appearing for the first time with acute dacryocystitis were included in the group with watering of the eyes, as they gave that history.Fifty cases of congenital dacryocystitis were collected in two and a half years. This is equal


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