Incidence of Canalicular Closure with Endonasal Dacryocystorhinostomy without Intubation in Primary Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To describe the incidence of canalicular closure with powered endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) without canalicular intubation in primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction (PANDO).Design: A single-surgeon, prospective, nonrandomized, noncomparative, interventional case series.Participants: Consecutive patients attending a specialist clinic of an oculoplastic surgeon (DS) with radiologically confirmed diagnosis of PANDO. Cases of canalicular disease were excluded.Methods: Patients with radiologically confirmed PANDO without canalicular involvement underwent endonasal DCR without intubation. The operation was performed by 1 surgeon (DS) and follow-up was at 4 weeks and 12 months.Main Outcome Measures: Outcomes were recorded as subjective symptomatic relief at 12 months and endoscopic evidence of (Read more...)

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