Evaluation of the role of syringing prior to cataract surgery.

@article{Thomas1997EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the role of syringing prior to cataract surgery.},
  author={Reju Joseph Thomas and Saju Thomas and Andrew D. Braganza and Jayprakash Muliyil},
  journal={Indian journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1997},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={211-4}
}
Patients for cataract surgery in India routinely undergo preoperative syringing to rule out chronic dacryocystitis. We determined the sensitivity and specificity of the clinical test of regurgitation on pressure over the lacrimal sac (ROPLAS) as a screening test for chronic dacryocystitis and compared it to syringing. 621 consecutive outpatients who needed… CONTINUE READING