Nonsurgical retrieval of retained lacrimal stenting material
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 08/20/2012
Attas–Fox L et al. – Retained stenting material can be responsible for persistent obstructive symptoms and chronic dacryocystitis. Patients examined for the clinical triad described should raise suspicion of the possibility of a foreign body in the lacrimal system. This technique should be considered in patients where a retained foreign body is known or suspected, prior to considering dacryocystorhinostomy. When successful, it will be both a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure, and will additionally serve to avoid unnecessary dacryocystorhinostomy.