Wider Inner Intercanthal Distance is a Predisposing Factor for Chronic Dacryocystitis in Adults

Authors

  • Most Morsheda Khatun Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Satkhira Medical College, Satkhira, Bangladesh.
  • Mohd Rafiqul Islam Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, Satkhira Medical College, Satkhira, Bangladesh.
  • Rashed Mustafa Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Khwaja Yunus Ali Medical College, Sirajganj, Bangladesh.
  • Shahin Sharmin Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
  • Mostarina Islam Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Pabna Medical College, Pabna, Bangladesh.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/kyamcj.v14i02.68531

Keywords:

Inner Intercanthal Distance (IICD), Chronic Dacryocystitis (CDC)

Abstract

Background: Many adult women of low socio-economic condition have been suffering from chronic dacryocystitis (CDC). Wider inner intercanthal distance (IICD) is a proposed risk factor for developing chronic dacryocystitis. A few studies have been undertaken in this regard.
Objective: To find out the relationship between wider inner intercanthal distance and chronic dacryocystitis in adults.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional comparative study was conducted in the Department of Anatomy, Rajshshi Medical College, Rajshshi, Bangladesh from July 2016 to June 2017. A total number of 460 subjects were enrolled for this study. Among them, 154 were patients of chronic dacryocystitis (CDC) and 306 were healthy controls. Their IICD was measured.
Results: The mean IICD of CDC group was 30.71 ± 2.26 mm whereas the mean IICD of the control group was 29.20 ± 2.08 mm. The IICD of CDC patients was observed to be higher (p<0.001) compared to healthy controls.
Conclusion: Those who had wider inner intercanthal distance were more predisposed to develop chronic dacryocystitis. So, wider IICD can be regarded as a risk factor for developing chronic dacryocystitis.

KYAMC Journal Vol. 14, No. 02, July 2023: 83-86.

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2023-10-10

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Most Morsheda Khatun, Mohd Rafiqul Islam, Rashed Mustafa, Shahin Sharmin, & Mostarina Islam. (2023). Wider Inner Intercanthal Distance is a Predisposing Factor for Chronic Dacryocystitis in Adults. KYAMC Journal, 14(02), 83–86. https://doi.org/10.3329/kyamcj.v14i02.68531

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