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January 1977

Cautery Applications to Relieve Punctal Stenosis

Author Affiliations

From the University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Medical Center, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(1):145-146. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450010145015

• Applications of cautery to the mucosa and muscle at the base of the lacrimal papillae can result in retraction of the walls of the punctum, reestablishing patency.

A relationship may exist between the cause of stenosis of the lacrimal papillae and stenosis at other juncture points in the lacrimal excretory system.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:145-146, 1977)

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