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August 1978

Definitive Treatment of Congenital Lacrimal Sac Fistula

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, New Jersey Medical School (College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey), Newark, and the Eye Institute of New Jersey, Newark.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1978;96(8):1443-1444. doi:10.1001/archopht.1978.03910060191018

• The procedure we describe is believed to be a rational and effective approach to the rare but perplexing problem of congenital lacrimal sac fistula. The procedure is based on the principles of: (1) definite location of the lacrimal sac for protection of canaliculi and sac through probe insertion; (2) fastidious dissection of the tract to its base; and (3) positive testing of the suture and sac site for leakage.

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