Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1990;31(5):543-547.
Published online May 1, 1990.
Nasolacrimal Duct Reconstruction with Pyrex Glass Tube.
Seung Keun Lee, Ji Myong Yoo, Jun Kyeong Song
Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Gyeong-Sang National University, Chinju, Korea.
Pyrex glass 관을 이용한 비루관 복원술
유지명(Ji Myong Yoo),이승근(Seung Keun Lee),송준경(Jun Kyeong Song)
From March, 1988 to August, 1989, the authors performed nasolacrimal duct reconstruction with Pyrex glass tube without bony perforation in 26 eyes of 25 patients who has chronic dacryocystitis with nasolacrinal duct obstruction. This method is implantation of permanent indwelling pyrex glasstube from base of the sac through the interosseous canal into the vault of inferior nasal meatus and there are several advantages in this method; The technique is more simple and less traumatic than other dacryocystorhinostomy, tear drainage inferioly prevents pooling of tear in inferior portion of lacrimal sac after surgery, normal anatomic relationships are retained and less postoperative care is required. The results were as follows: 1. Success was achieved in 24 of 26 cases including partial success. 2. Postoperative complications were developed that hypertrophic scar 2 cases, superficial punctate keratitis 1 case, wound infection 1 case, nasal bleeding 1 case.
Key Words: nasolacrimal duct reconstruction;dacryocystitis;pyrex glass tube

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