Table 3: Etiology of lacrimal canalicular lacerations.


Reasons for lacrimal canalicular lacerations n %

Assault/Fight/Body contact injury 14 33
Motor vehicle crashes 10 24
Fall to ground 6 14
Sharp objects (door handle, pen, knife, cable, toys, glass bottle) 6 14
Blunt objects (stone, ball) 2 5
Hook-like objects (coat hanger, dough roller) 2 5
Work accident 2 5