Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1990;31(5):533-541.
Published online May 1, 1990.
Bicanalicular Silicone Intubation of Canalicular Laceration.
Myung Han Kim, Sang Mook Kong, Hi Soo Kim
Keon Yang Medical Foundation Kim's Eye Clinic, Seoul, Korea.
누소관 절단에 대한 Bicanalicular Silicone Intubation
김희수(Hi Soo Kim),김명한(Myung Han Kim),공상묵(Sang Mook Kong)
Abstract
Thirty cases of lacerated canaliculi were repaired by bicanalicular silicone intubation(Pilling(R) Intubation Set)with use of a silicone sponge for nasal fixation. The results were as follows: Canalicular laceration occurred mainly in males(25 cases), and in young age group(10-39yrs). An isolated inferior canalicular laceration was the most common and occurred in 23 cases. There was no significant difference in laterality between right and left. The average follow up period was 13.8 months and final results were better in patients who were repaired earlier and had a longer intubation time. Postoperative complications occurred in 7 cases and all of them were canalicular slits. Canalicular slits were not related to the duration of intubation and did not affect the final results significantly. The advantages of this operation were good cosmetic results, minimal irritation by tube, and easy removal of tube.
Key Words: bicanalicular silicone intubation;canalicular laceration;canalicular slits;silicone sponge


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