FDA approves lacrimal duct balloon catheter

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the OphtaCath lacrimal duct balloon catheter from FCI Ophthalmics, according to a press release.The OphtaCath achieves dilation of the lacrimal duct and treats the symptoms of epiphora, according to the release. It is a less invasive alternative to incisional procedures and eliminates the placement of tubes.

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