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BACKGROUND Laser-assisted dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) has failed to match the success rates of external DCR. It has been suggested that this technology may be best suited for revision of failed DCR cases. The authors prospectively evaluated the efficacy of transcanalicular laser-assisted revision DCR (TCLARDCR). METHODS A neodymium:YAG (Nd:YAG) laser was(More)
BACKGROUND Orbital emphysema is usually a benign, transient phenomenon. Rarely, the intraorbital air mass can cause central retinal artery occlusion. Because of the potential for severe visual loss, the rapid diagnosis and management of this condition are essential. Currently, there is no standard protocol for the treatment and management of severe orbital(More)
PURPOSE We identified clinical, treatment and dosimetric parameters associated with the development of urethral strictures following permanent prostate brachytherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS From April 1995 through April 2003, 1,186 consecutive patients underwent prostate brachytherapy for clinical stage T1b-T3a NxM0 (2002 American Joint Committee on(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate erectile function after permanent prostate brachytherapy using a validated patient-administered questionnaire and to determine the effect of multiple clinical, treatment, and dosimetric parameters on penile erectile function. METHODS AND MATERIALS A total of 226 patients with preimplant erectile function determined by the International(More)
We have developed a procedure that is particularly useful for (1) paralytic or senile upper and lower eyelid laxity, (2) lateral canthal tendon laxity or malposition, and (3) iatrogenic phimosis associated with recurrent entropion or ectropion after traditional lid-shortening procedures. Lateral canthal tendon laxity or elongation is the primary problem in(More)
Orbital pseudotumor is a difficult diagnosis to establish preoperatively. The relationship between sinus disease and orbital pseudotumor is controversial. We describe two patients with unilateral proptosis, diplopia, palpable orbital masses, ocular discomfort, and sinus problems of short duration. Echographically, both had low reflective masses in the orbit(More)
Fifty-two patients with complicated lacrimal problems were treated with silicone stents. Our overall success rate, judging from a minimum 6-month follow-up, was 40% in these complicated cases, accepting only positive dye tests as our criteria for success. We divided these cases into six groups with successes ranging from 0--68%. Twenty-nine percent of(More)
A rigid endoscope was used to directly examine, measure, and photograph the intranasal ostium created by an external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). This technique was used to examine 19 patients who underwent 22 standard external DCRs. All patients had clinically successful results, documented by a positive Jone I dye test following surgery. The dimension of(More)
Blindness following facial trauma may occur with what appears to be a minor insult to the periorbital area. This report deals with our experience in treating five patients who had sudden blindness following frontal head trauma. Unselected optic nerve decompression was in general unrewarding in reversing blindness. However, the early administration of(More)