Intranasal laser-assisted dacryocystorhinostomy with the use of a surgical microscope.

@article{Velegrakis2002IntranasalLD,
  title={Intranasal laser-assisted dacryocystorhinostomy with the use of a surgical microscope.},
  author={George A. Velegrakis and Emmanuel P. Prokopakis and Irene Panayotaki and Aris G Pagalos and Charalambos Socrates Siganos and Emmanuel S. Helidonis},
  journal={American journal of otolaryngology},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={272-6}
}
PURPOSE Obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct is a serious chronic condition, treatment for which has not yet been successfully resolved. Several methods have been proposed for the management of chronic epiphora. A modified method of intranasal laser-assisted dacryocystorhinostomy with the use of a surgical microscope is described. MATERIALS AND METHODS The procedure is a modification to the West and Veis-Claus-Guttich method. The primary and late results of this method are presented for 53… CONTINUE READING