Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina

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Techniques 

Gauze Retrieval of Probes in Pediatric Nasolacrimal Intubation

Antonio Aguirre Vila-Coro, MD, PhD; Olugbemisola Oworu, MBBS, FRCS, FWACS

Abstract

ABSTRACT

The authors describe a novel technique that facilitates retrieval of lacrimal probes from the nasal fossa during silicone intubation of the lacrimal drainage system in children. Gauze preplaced in the nasal fossa is used to retrieve the lacrimal intubation probes with no need for visual or mechanical identification of the probe intranasally. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging 2009;40:342-344.]

Abstract

ABSTRACT

The authors describe a novel technique that facilitates retrieval of lacrimal probes from the nasal fossa during silicone intubation of the lacrimal drainage system in children. Gauze preplaced in the nasal fossa is used to retrieve the lacrimal intubation probes with no need for visual or mechanical identification of the probe intranasally. [Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging 2009;40:342-344.]

Authors

From the Eye Department, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Lindley, Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

Accepted for publication August 18, 2008.

The authors have no financial or proprietary interest in the materials presented herein.

Address correspondence to Olugbemisola Oworu, MBBS, FRCS, FWACS, Eye Department, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Lindley, Huddersfield, HD3 3EA, United Kingdom.

10.9999/15428877-20090430-24

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