Endoscopic placement of Jones lacrimal tubes with the assistance of holmium YAG laser.

@article{Boboridis2005EndoscopicPO,
  title={Endoscopic placement of Jones lacrimal tubes with the assistance of holmium YAG laser.},
  author={Konstadinos G Boboridis and Richard N Downes},
  journal={Orbit},
  year={2005},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={67-71}
}
INTRODUCTION The aim of this paper is to highlight the use of the Holmium YAG laser in the endoscopic placement of Lester Jones tubes in patients with a blocked canaliculus or failed lacrimal pump function. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen cases with a non-functional canaliculus were included over a one-year period. Following caruncle excision, a 19 G needle is inserted through the medial canthal tissues into the nasal space. Nasal endoscopy confirms the accurate positioning in relation to the… CONTINUE READING

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