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|Title:||Canalicular lacerations: Repair with the Mini-Monoka (R) monocanalicular intubation stent|
|Citation:||Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging, 2010; 41(4):472-477|
|Igal Leibovitch, Hirohiko Kakizaki, Venkatesh Prabhakaran and Dinesh Selva|
|Abstract:||BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE There are different techniques for reconstructing traumatic canalicular lacerations. The aim of this study is to report the surgical outcome with the Mini-Monoka monocanalicular stent (FCI Ophthalmics, Issy-Les Moulineaux, France). PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with traumatic canalicular lacerations who underwent surgical reconstruction using the Mini-Monoka monocanalicular stent were included. The surgical outcome was based on subjective (epiphora) and objective (tear meniscus level, dye disappearance test, and lacrimal irrigation) findings after stent removal. RESULTS Nineteen patients (15 males, 4 females; mean age: 34 years) were included. The upper canaliculus was injured in 5 cases and the lower in 14 cases. Successful stenting was accomplished in all cases. Postoperative eyelid position was satisfactory in most patients. The mean period of stenting was 5 months and the mean postoperative follow-up period was 13 months. There were no cases of premature stent extrusion. Functional drainage after stent removal was normal in 94.7% of patients. Syringing showed full patency with no narrowing or reflux. CONCLUSION The Mini-Monoka monocanalicular stent is an effective tool in reconstructing traumatic canalicular lacerations. It is easy to use, carries a minimal risk of injury to the non-lacerated canaliculus, and results in high anatomical and functional success rates.|
|Keywords:||Eyelids; Lacrimal Apparatus; Humans; Eye Injuries, Penetrating; Lacerations; Treatment Outcome; Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures; Retrospective Studies; Intubation; Stents; Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Middle Aged; Child; Female; Male|
|Rights:||Copyright © 2010 SLACK Incorporated. All Rights Reserved|
|Appears in Collections:||Opthalmology & Visual Sciences publications|
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