Silicone intubation for obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct in children.

@article{Dortzbach1982SiliconeIF,
  title={Silicone intubation for obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct in children.},
  author={Richard K Dortzbach and Thomas Douglas France and Burton J. Kushner and Russell S. Gonnering},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1982},
  volume={94 5},
  pages={585-90}
}
We performed 63 intubations with silicone tubing for nasolacrimal duct obstruction in children in whom nasolacrimal duct probings had failed. Fifty-nine (93.7%) obstructions were congenital and four (6.3%) were acquired. The average length of intubation was 4.3 months. The final results for both congenital and acquired obstructions combined were good in 52 cases (82.5%), fair in three (4.8%), and poor in eight (12.7%). Complications, with the exception of some with infection, were easily… CONTINUE READING