EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology
Contributor: Jordan M. Graff, M.D., University of Iowa
Photo 1 shows the lacerated upper eyelid involving the superior canaliculus. A Pigtail probe has been passed through the intact inferior punctum and exits the torn proximal end of the lacerated canaliculus within the wound.
Photo 2 shows the pigtail probe now within the distal end of the superior canaliculus. A silicone stent has been passed through the intact inferior canaliculus and now is seen within the wound.
Photo 3 shows closure of the lid skin after canalicular repair with silicone stenting has been completed.
See related eyerounds.org case for detailed discussion and additional surgical photos.For more information about stenting of the nasolacrimal system visit the Eyerounds tutorial, Nasolacrimal Stents: An Introductory Guide
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