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August 1978

Definitive Treatment of Congenital Lacrimal Sac Fistula

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.