[The effect of bicanalicular silicone tube implantation on the success rate of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy].


OBJECTIVES We evaluated operative success rates of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy with or without bicanalicular silicone tube implantation. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-six eyes of 24 patients with simple epiphora (23 eyes) or chronic dacryocystitis (3 eyes) were treated by endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy with (18 eyes) or without (8 eyes) bicanalicular… (More)