Comparison of Transcanalicular Diode Laser Dacryocystorhinostomy and External Dacryocystorhinostomy in Patients with Primary Acquired Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction


TAŞKIRAN ÇÖMEZ A. , Karadag O., ARIKAN S. , Gencer B. , Kara S.

LASERS IN SURGERY AND MEDICINE, vol.46, no.4, pp.275-280, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/lsm.22236
  • Title of Journal : LASERS IN SURGERY AND MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-280
  • Keywords: dacryocystorhinostomy, diode, external laser, nasolacrimal, transcanalicular, INTENSE PULSED-LIGHT, HIGH-REPETITION-RATE, HAIR REMOVAL, LOW-FLUENCE, FOLLOW-UP, REDUCTION, NM

Abstract

Background and Objective: To compare the success, complication, and patient discomfort rates of transcanalicular diode laser dacryocystorhinostomy (TCDL-DCR) and external dacryocystorhinostomy (EX-DCR) surgeries performed in patients with primary acquired nasolacrimal duct obstruction.