Treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction by intubation of U-shaped silicone tube Masaru Inatani 1 , Masaru Fukuchi 1 , Sachiko Denno 1 , Masaki Miki 1 1Dept of Ophthalmol, Kishiwada City Hosp pp.517-520
Published Date 1998/4/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410905796
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We treated 44 cases of nasolacrimal duct obstruction by dilatation of lacrimal puncta followed by retention of a U-shaped silicone tube for 1 to 4 months. The U-shaped silicone tube is actually two tubes connected by a cord. Cure was obtained in 32 cases (73% ) . In another series of 62 similar cases, cure was obtained in 52 cases (84%) by dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). The former method is recommended as the first choice for nasolacrimal duct obstruction because of shorter duration of surgery and lesser incidence of intra -and postoperative nasal hemorrhage.

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