The histopathologic effects of balloon dacryoplasty on the rabbit nasolacrimal duct.

@article{Goldstein2006TheHE,
  title={The histopathologic effects of balloon dacryoplasty on the rabbit nasolacrimal duct.},
  author={Scott M. Goldstein and James A. Katowitz and Nasreen A Syed},
  journal={Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus},
  year={2006},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={
          333-5
        }
}
PURPOSE To examine the histopathologic effects of balloon dacryoplasty on the nasolacrimal duct of the rabbit. METHODS Sixteen nasolacrimal ducts of 8 infant white New Zealand rabbits were divided into 3 treatment groups: a control group, a 2 mm balloon dilation group, and a 3 mm balloon dilation group. The LacriCath balloon catheter (Quest, Medical, Allen, TX) was used for nasolacrimal duct dilation according to the manufacturer's recommended human protocol. The rabbits were euthanized at 1… CONTINUE READING
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