Lacrimal canaliculus obstruction: Nonsurgical treatment with a newly designed polyurethane stent

Ho Young Song, Choon Oh Lee, Sangsoo Park, Soo Won Suh, Hyun Ki Yoon, Sung Gwon Kang, Kyu Bo Sung

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Abstract

A newly designed polyurethane stent was used to successfully treat 30 eyes (in 28 patients) with epiphora resulting from obstruction of the lacrimal canaliculus. After stent placement, epiphora resolved in all eyes. During follow-up, epiphora recurred in 20 eyes, but epiphora did not recur and the lacrimal canaliculus was patent in 12 eyes after the stent was removed. The stent appears to be valuable for nonsurgical treatment of obstruction of the lacrimal canaliculus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-282
Number of pages3
JournalRadiology
Volume199
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Lacrimal gland and duct
  • Lacrimal gland and duct, interventional procedure
  • Stents and prostheses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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