Lacrimal drainage system endoscopic examination and surgery through the lacrimal punctum.

@article{Haefliger2001LacrimalDS,
  title={Lacrimal drainage system endoscopic examination and surgery through the lacrimal punctum.},
  author={Ivan O. Haefliger and J. M. Piffaretti},
  journal={Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde},
  year={2001},
  volume={218 5},
  pages={
          384-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND To describe an approach to restore the physiological tear passages of an obstructed lacrimal drainage system with instruments introduced through one of the lacrimal punctum. METHOD In a first step a miniature endoscope (Ø: 0.9, 1.1, 1.3 mm) is introduced in one of the lacrimal punctum to visualize the level, the extent, and the nature of an obstruction along the lacrimal drainage system. In a second step, the miniature endoscope is replaced by a lacrimal trephine (Ø: 0.9, 1.1, 1.3… CONTINUE READING
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