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External dacryocystorhinostomy in the management of childhood epiphora

Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction is thought to be caused by a membranous obstruction at the distal end of the nasolacrimal duct (NLD). Rarely, associated midline deformities in soft tissue and bony structures of the face are present in patients with...

Factors affecting the success of canalicular repairs

This is a ten year retrospective review of 137 canalicular laceration repairs, looking for factors which affected the outcome. A successful outcome was defined as no epiphora at three months or more after removal of the stent. Overall the success...

Reliability of Fluorescein Dye Disappearance Test (FDDT)

The authors look at the role of the FDDT in the evaluation of adults with primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (PANDO) and its correlation with the age and severity of epiphora. They report the results of a prospective cross-sectional comparative...

Direct endoscopic probing for congenital lacrimal duct obstruction

The most common treatment for congenital lacrimal duct obstruction (CLDO) is probing, which is traditionally a blind procedure. Previous literature reports success rates between 78-92%. The authors of this retrospective non comparative case series reviewed the success rates of probing...

One-week intubation in external dacryocystorhinostomy

Whether to routinely intubate or not in dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) surgery has been a subject of controversy among lacrimal surgeons. Similarly, if intubated the timing of removal of stent is not standard. Here, the authors carried out a survey of their...

Large collar diameter Jones tubes

This is the first report of the success rates of frosted Jones tubes with larger diameter, 4.5 or 5mm collars. This is a retrospective review of 29 eyes of 25 patients who underwent insertion of a large diameter collar frosted...

Fusion vergence measures

The purpose of this study was to compare fusional vergence measurements between orthophoria, esophoria and exophoria and determine the strength of correlation between fusional vergence and angle of deviation. This was a cross-section study of 530 children aged six to...

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) of the lacrimal sac

The authors present a case series of three patients with known CLL, two of which presented with mass and epiphora and one case with epiphora alone. All three patients had initially being diagnosed and were treated for chronic dacryocystitis. Histopathological...

Apr/May 2014 Quiz 1

History A 45-year-old man presents with left-sided epiphora. During a dacrocystorhinostomy (DCR), the wall of the lacrimal sac was noted to be bulky. The sac wall is biopsied and sent for routine histopathology examination. The pathologist notes a distinctive feature...

Results of STENTube for lacrimal intubation

The STENTube is designed with a varied diameter – a thin central segment with a diameter of 0.86mm and distal tube segments with larger 1.3mm diameter. The thin central segment is exposed at the medial canthus. The distal tubes tamponade...

Dog bite lid lacerations

The characteristics of dog bite induced lid trauma are described in a large cohort of paediatric patients and the success rate of early repair of lacerations involving the lacrimal system. This is a retrospective review of 438 patients: 73 with...

OCT imaging of occluded puncta

This is a description of the use of enhanced depth optical coherence tomography (OCT) to see whether a patent ampulla or canaliculus is detectable in patients with absent or occluded puncta. Nine occluded puncta of six patients with epiphora were...