canaliculotomy

canaliculotomy

A minor operation to open up a blocked CANALICULUS by removing a small triangular piece from its back wall, thereby allowing tears to pass into the LACRIMAL SAC.
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6,7) Canaliculotomy and curettage of the dacryoliths are the gold standard in treatment.
All patients underwent surgical treatment consisting of canaliculotomy and dacryolith removal.
Canaliculotomy was performed as surgical treatment.
The widely accepted treatment for canaliculitis is canaliculotomy and curettage of the canaliculus.
However, the patient was treated with the standard method of canaliculotomy with curettage.
After an accurate diagnosis, the most effective and reliable treatment is canaliculotomy with curettage.
Canaliculitis: the incidence of long-term epiphora following canaliculotomy.
Following canaliculotomy and removal of the dacryoliths by canalicular curettage, the patients were treated for 10 days with 100,000 U/ml topical penicillin and oral ampicillin/sulbactam; all patients' signs and symptoms resolved completely within one month.