Nunchaku-style silicone tube intubation for nasolacrimal duct obstruction: (Report 2) Complications during tube retention and removal Chihiro Teranishi 1 1Teranishi Ophthalmic Clinic pp.261-264
Published Date 2000/2/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1410906712
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Nunchaku-style silicone tube was inserted for nasolacrimal duct obstruction in 62 eyes of 61 patients. Complications developed in 13 eyes (21%) during retention or removal of the tube. There were 5 eyes (8%) of cheese wiring without serious consequences. Difficulty in removal developed in 3 eyes (5%), which was more frequent in lacrimal duct atresia and which could be relieved by additional cutting of the lactimal punctum. Phlegmon developed in one eye. Above complications do not seem to disprove the value of silicone intubation but due precaution is necessary to the fact that the silicone tube is a foreign body and that the surgical manipulation is conducted without visual monitoring.

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