J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1997 Nov;38(11):1921-1925.

Success Rate of Silicone Tube Intubation

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Ulsan University Hospital, Ulsan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, Armed Forces Capital General Hospital, Seoul,Korea.

Abstract

It has been Known that silicone intubation may be an effective procedure for total or partial obstruction in infants of age one year or less, and the older the patient, the lower the success rate. We had performed silicone intubation on 40 eyes of 39 patients from january 1995 to May 1996, and they were divided into 3 groups according to age: group 1, 6 months to 6 years: group 2,6 to 16.: group 3, one 16 years. The success rate was 92.4% in groups 1 and 2, respectively: 83.3% ingroup 3. The success rate in patients with partial obstruction in group 3 was 100% In view of the results of the present study, silicone intubation may be in primary procedure for partial obstruction of lacrimal drainage system.

Keyword

Silicone intubation; Partial obstruction of lacrimal drainage system

MeSH Terms

Drainage
Humans
Infant
Intubation*
Silicones*
Silicones
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