Volume : V, Issue : V, May - 2015

Results and complications of bicanalicular intubation in external Dacryocystorhinostomy.

Dr. Prakash . V. Suranagi, Dr. Bhramaramba Banagar

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 Purpose: To analyse the success rate and complications of primary intubation with silicon tube at  6months follow up in DCR in patients with lacrimal obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective study, eighteen eyes of seventeen patients with NLDO underwent DCR  with intubation after investigating and evaluation as per the predesigned proforma. Patients were re–assessed at 1 week, 1 month, 2 month, 4 & 6 month after surgery. Success was defined objectively by  irrigation of the puncta without regurgitation and subjectively by the absence of epiphora or discharge. Results: The success rate at 6 months was 94.4%. Complications were encountered like granuloma at the ostium and  tube prolapse. Conclusion: To further improve the success rate,silicone intubation can be considered for the patients with chronic  dacryocystitis with risk of failure. DCR–Dacrocystorhinostomy , NLDO– Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction.

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Dr.Prakash .V.Suranagi, Dr. Bhramaramba Banagar Results and complications of bicanalicularintubation in external Dacrocystorhinostomy. Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.5, Issue : 5 May 2015


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