Prevention of prolapsed silicone stents in lacrimal intubation using an intrasac fixation suture

Shannath L. Merbs, Laura L. Harris, Mami Aiello Iwamoto, Nicholas T. Iliff

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Abstract

Silicone stents are routinely used for the maintenance of patent mucosal passages in patients with nasolacrimal disorders. A common complication associated with the use of silicone stents is lateral migration or displacement of the tubes, which can be difficult to correct. This report describes a modified Quickert-Dryden approach with fixation of the tubes by an intrasac suture. From 1990 to 1996, 53 patients had silicone stents placed by this method with no complications related to tube displacement. The intrasac fixation suture has distinct advantages over other fixation methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1092-1095
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of ophthalmology
Volume117
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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