Congenital lacrimal system obstruction: treatment with balloon dilation.

  title={Congenital lacrimal system obstruction: treatment with balloon dilation.},
  author={You Sook Cho and H-y Song and G Y Ko and Chong Hyun Yoon and Hyun Soo Ahn and Hyoung Kyu Yoon and Kyu Bo Sung},
  journal={Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR},
  volume={11 10},
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of balloon dilation for the treatment of congenital lacrimal system obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fluoroscopically guided balloon dilation was attempted in 20 eyes of 16 patients with an age range of 12-78 months (mean, 33 mo) for congenital lacrimal system obstruction. Fifteen eyes had complete obstruction at the valve of Hasner, three eyes had completely obstruction at the junction between the lacrimal sac and the nasolacrimal duct, and… CONTINUE READING