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A Journal on Ophthalmology
Minerva Oftalmologica 2004 September-December;46(3-4):151-62
language: English, Italian
Update on nasolacrimal duct endoscopy
Sciandra L., Nuzzi R.
Tear duct stenosis is quite a frequent complication due to chronic inflammations, traumas, tumours or congenital defects. The operation of choice for the treatment of symptoms secondary to lacrimal system occlusion is dacryocytorhinostomy. This surgical operation can be done using an external or an endoscopic approach. The endoscopic technique has been more and more frequently adopted by ophthalmologists in recent years thanks also to the diffusion of new aids and more advanced technologies. We have carried out an overview of the most recent literature on lacrimal duct surgery, adding data obtained from our personal experience in order to compare the results obtained by the different authors and finally evaluate the indication of endoscopic procedure.