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Surgical Technique and Preliminary Results of Transcanalicular Endoscopic Lacrimal Duct Recanalization and Balloon Dacryoplasty with Silicone Intubation in Filipino Patients with Complete Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction

Reynaldo M. Javate, MD, Jomael Leandro T. Roxas, MD

Objective:

To describe the surgical technique of transcanalicular endoscopic lacrimal duct recanalization (TELDR) with balloon dacryoplasty and silicone intubation in patients with complete nasolacrimal duct obstruction and assess their effectivity.

Methods:

Ten lacrimal systems from eight patients diagnosed with complete nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO) underwent TELDR and balloon dacryoplasty with silicone intubation.

Results:

All 10 lacrimal systems from eight patients who underwent TELDR and balloon dacryoplasty with silicone intubation had 100% anatomical and functional patency.

Conclusion:

TELDR and balloon dacryoplasty with silicone intubation represents an alternative, minimally invasive technique in the management of complete nasolacrimal duct obstruction.

Keywords:endoscopic lacrimal surgery, balloon dacryoplasty, silicone intubation