Lacrimal system surgery is among the most common procedures performed by oculoplastic surgeons. Surgical intervention ranges from probing and intubation of blocked nasolacrimal ducts to endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy.
There are few recently published textbooks dedicated to lacrimal surgery. The editors have chosen, in The Lacrimal System: Diagnosis, Management & Surgery, to address the complete range of lacrimal disorders in one concise, practical volume. By broadening the scope of the subject, the editors hope to meet the needs of ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists, oral maxillofacial and plastic surgeons who perform lacrimal procedures, oculoplastic fellows who are mastering the nuances of these procedures, and experts interested in learning about the most recent modifications in techniques.
Designed to help lacrimal surgeons not only avoid their own mistakes, but correct the complications of patients referred to them
This surgical "how to" book shows the general ophthalmologist and occuloplastic specialist how to effectively treat the range of lacrimal disorders
Lacrimal surgeries are among the most commonly performed ones in occulopastic surgery. The procedures range from unblocking tear ducts in small children with this very minor congenital dysmorphology to correcting dry eye through surgery. As with many of these procedures, the disorders sound minor but the patients’ lives are seriously affected. Dry eye is more than an inconvenience, sometimes leading to corneal microabrasions, infections, and photosensitivity. Dry eye is caused by any number of systemic autoimmune disorders such as lupus or arthritis, excessive radiation, drug reactions, old age, and lasik and other surgeries.
There are other books reviewing lacrimal surgery as a portion of occuloplastic practice. The editors have chosen, in The Lacrimal System: Diagnosis, Management & Surgery, to address the whole range of lacrimal disorders in one concise, practical volume. By broadening the scope of the subject, the editors hope to meet the needs of residents, ophthalmologists who do some lacrimal procedures, fellows who are learning the special procedures, and experts interested in learning about the most recent modifications of technique.
Table of Contents: Foreword.- Introduction.- Dedication.- Section One Anatomy.- Introduction.- 1 Anatomy of the Lacrimal System.- 2 Gender and Racial Variation of the Lacrimal System.- 3 Histology and Pathology of the Lacrimal System.- 4 Nasal Anatomy and Evaluation.- Section Two Diagnosis.- Introduction.- 5 Congenital Etiologies of Lacrimal System Obstructions.- 6 Acquired Etiologies of Lacrimal System Obstructions.- 7 Evaluation of the Tearing Patient.- 8 Imaging and Clinical Evaluation of The Lacrimal Drainage System.- Section Three Management and Surgical Technique.- Introduction.- 9 The Tear Deficient Patient.- 10 Surgery of the Punctum and Canaliculus.- 11 Lacrimal Trauma.- 12 Primary External Dacryocystorhinostomy.- 13 Primary Endonasal Dacryocystorhinostomy.- 14 Transcanalicular Dacryocystorhinostomy.- 15 Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy.- 16 Endonasal Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy.- 17 Pediatric Balloon Assisted Lacrimal Dacryoplasty.- 18 Balloon Assisted Lacrimal Dacryoplasty in Adults.- 19 Balloon Assisted Lacrimal Surgery.- 20 9 mm Endoscopic Balloon DCR: A New Less Invasive Procedure for Tearing in Adults.- 21 Radiofrequency DCR.- 22 Powered Endoscopic DCR.- 23 Laser DCR, Part 1: Laser-Assisted Endonasal Endoscopic DCR.- 24 Laser DCR, Part 2: Laser-Assisted Endonasal Endoscopic DCR with the Holmium: YAG Laser.- 25 Laser DCR, Part 3:Laser-Assisted Endonasal Endoscopic DCR with the KTP Laser.- 26 Revision DCR.- 27 The Adjunctive Use of Mitomycin C in DCR.- 28 The Griffiths Nasolacrimal Catheter.- 29 The Sisler Lacrimal Canalicular Trephine.
Anatomy.- Anatomy of the Lacrimal System.- Gender and Racial Variations of the Lacrimal System.- Nasal Anatomy and Evaluation.- Diagnosis.- Congenital Etiologies of Lacrimal System Obstructions.- Acquired Etiologies of Lacrimal System Obstructions.- Evaluation of the Tearing Patient.- Imaging and Clinical Evaluation of the Lacrimal Drainage System.- Management and Surgical Techniques.- The Tear-Deficient Patient.- Surgery of the Punctum and Canaliculus.- Lacrimal Trauma.- Primary External Dacryocystorhinostomy.- Primary Endonasal Dacryocystorhinostomy.- Transcanalicular Dacryocystorhinostomy.- Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy.- Endoscopic Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy.- Pediatric Balloon Catheter Dacryocystoplasty.- Balloon-Assisted Dacryoplasty in Adults.- Balloon-Assisted Lacrimal Surgery.- Nine-Millimeter Endoscopic Balloon Dacryocystorhinostomy: A New, Less-Invasive Procedure for Tearing in Adults.- Radiofrequency Dacryocystorhinostomy.- Powered Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy.- Laser Dacryocystorhinostomy: Part 1. Laser-Assisted Endonasal Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy.- Laser Dacryocystorhinostomy: Part 2. Laser-Assisted Endonasal Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy with the Holmium:YAG Laser.- Laser Dacryocystorhinostomy: Part 3. Laser-Assisted Endonasal Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy with the Potassium Titanyl Phosphate Laser.- Revision Dacryocystorhinostomy.- The Adjunctive Use of Mitomycin C in Dacryocystorhinostomy.- The Griffiths Nasolacrimal Catheter.- The Sisler Lacrimal Canalicular Trephine.