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Repair of Occluded Lower Canaliculus

Repair of Occluded Lower Canaliculus Abstract • Epiphora resulting from traumatic occlusion of the inferior canaliculus has long been a vexing problem. A simple operation to cure some of these cases consists of unroofing the proximal portion of the canaliculus with use of a smooth-tipped pigtail probe passed from above as a guide. Prerequisites for the operation are a patent superior canaliculus, sac, and proximal segment of the inferior canaliculus. Epiphora was corrected in five of seven eyes with this surgery. (Arch Ophthalmol 95:1839-1840, 1977) References 1. Fox SA: Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery , ed 4. New York, Grune & Stratton, 1970, p 517, 521. 2. Hughes WC, Maris CSG: A clip procedure for stenosis and eversion of the lacrimal punctum . Trans Am Acad Ophthalmol Otolaryngol 71:654, 1967. 3. Beard C: The surgery of trauma to the lacrimal passages . Rev Soc Colombiana Oftalmol 3:91-94, 1972. 4. Mustardé JC: Repair and Reconstruction in the Orbital Region . Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1966, p 228. 5. Veirs ER: External DCR and corrective procedures for epiphora, course 262. Read before the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology instruction section, Chicago, 1960. 6. Jones LT: Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy . Am J Ophthalmol 59:773-783, 1965. 7. Reinecke RD, Carroll JM: Silicone lacrimal tube implantation . Trans Am Acad Ophthalmol Otolaryngol 73:85-90, 1969. 8. Bennett JE, Armstrong JR, Schroff AG: Conjunctivoantrostomy, a surgical treatment of epiphora: A preliminary report . Am J Ophthalmol 49:246-249, 1960. 9. Callahan A: Reconstructive Surgery of the Eyelids and Ocular Adnexa . Birmingham, Ala, Aesculapius Publishing Co, 1966, pp 181-185. 10. Jones LT, Marquis MM, Vincent NJ: Lacrimal function . Am J Ophthalmol 73:658-659, 1972. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Ophthalmology American Medical Association

Repair of Occluded Lower Canaliculus

Archives of Ophthalmology , Volume 95 (10) – Oct 1, 1977

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1977 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9950
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1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archopht.1977.04450100141020
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Abstract

Abstract • Epiphora resulting from traumatic occlusion of the inferior canaliculus has long been a vexing problem. A simple operation to cure some of these cases consists of unroofing the proximal portion of the canaliculus with use of a smooth-tipped pigtail probe passed from above as a guide. Prerequisites for the operation are a patent superior canaliculus, sac, and proximal segment of the inferior canaliculus. Epiphora was corrected in five of seven eyes with this surgery. (Arch Ophthalmol 95:1839-1840, 1977) References 1. Fox SA: Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery , ed 4. New York, Grune & Stratton, 1970, p 517, 521. 2. Hughes WC, Maris CSG: A clip procedure for stenosis and eversion of the lacrimal punctum . Trans Am Acad Ophthalmol Otolaryngol 71:654, 1967. 3. Beard C: The surgery of trauma to the lacrimal passages . Rev Soc Colombiana Oftalmol 3:91-94, 1972. 4. Mustardé JC: Repair and Reconstruction in the Orbital Region . Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1966, p 228. 5. Veirs ER: External DCR and corrective procedures for epiphora, course 262. Read before the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology instruction section, Chicago, 1960. 6. Jones LT: Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy . Am J Ophthalmol 59:773-783, 1965. 7. Reinecke RD, Carroll JM: Silicone lacrimal tube implantation . Trans Am Acad Ophthalmol Otolaryngol 73:85-90, 1969. 8. Bennett JE, Armstrong JR, Schroff AG: Conjunctivoantrostomy, a surgical treatment of epiphora: A preliminary report . Am J Ophthalmol 49:246-249, 1960. 9. Callahan A: Reconstructive Surgery of the Eyelids and Ocular Adnexa . Birmingham, Ala, Aesculapius Publishing Co, 1966, pp 181-185. 10. Jones LT, Marquis MM, Vincent NJ: Lacrimal function . Am J Ophthalmol 73:658-659, 1972.

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Archives of OphthalmologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1977

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