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A review of lacrimal drainage surgery.

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Department of Ophthalmology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City.


The advent of improved silicone intubation sets, increased understanding of lacrimal and nasal anatomy and physiology, and refinements in surgical instrumentation and technique have led to higher success rates in lacrimal surgery. Recent clinical studies, combined with new techniques in canalicular reconstruction, have helped identify which patients will benefit from surgical intervention and which techniques are indicated. Fortunately, this has greatly reduced the number of CDCRs necessary.

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