Fluorescein transit test time and symptomatic outcomes after external dacryocystorhinostomy.

@article{Delaney2002FluoresceinTT,
  title={Fluorescein transit test time and symptomatic outcomes after external dacryocystorhinostomy.},
  author={Yvonne M. Delaney and Ramona Khooshabeh},
  journal={Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={281-4}
}
PURPOSE To determine the relation between the fluorescein transit test time and postoperative relief of epiphora in patent dacryocystorhinostomies. METHODS A retrospective study of 40 patients who underwent 42 external dacryocystorhinostomies between January 1994 and January 2000 was performed. Postoperative symptomatic success was assessed by a questionnaire. Intranasal rigid endoscopy was performed to measure the fluorescein transit test time, defined as the time from instillation of… CONTINUE READING

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