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The Official Scientific Journal of Delhi Ophthalmological Society
Lacrimal Stents and Intubation Systems: An Insight

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Manpreet Singh, #Saurabh Kamal, ##Sowmya V 
Consultant, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sohana Charitable Eye Hospital, Chandigarh
#Consultant, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Perfect Vision Eye Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana
##Department of Ophthalmology, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka
Corresponding Author:
Manpreet Singh
Consultant- Ophthalmic plastic surgery and Dacryology services
Sohana Charitable Eye Institute, Mohali, Punjab
Email: drmanu83@gmail.com
Received: 09-MAY-2015 Accepted: 10-JUN-2015 Published Online: 23-JUN-2015
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.128
Abstract
Lacrimal stents and intubation systems have been used in past to keep the lacrimal pathways patent after surgery, trauma, reconstruction etc. Recently, its physiological role for functional epiphora has been highlighted. Over the years materials, surgical techniques and various designs have evolved. The precise knowledge about design and proper technique of insertion provides the best possible outcomes in terms of anatomical and functional success for various disorders. The present review aims to provide a comprehensive knowledge of various available lacrimal stents and their role in management of lacrimal disorders.
Keywords : lacrimal, lacrimal stents, lacrimal intubation, dacryocystorhinostomy, canaliculus, canaliculus obstruction, canaliculus stenosis, punctum stenosis, punctum
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