Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 1998;39(10):2469-2476.
Published online October 1, 1998.
The Complications of Silicone Tube Intubation after Lacrimal Surgery.
Serk Won Hong, Han Ki Chang
Department of Ophthalmology, Wallace Memorial Baptist Hostital, Pusan, Korea.
누액 배출계 수술시 삽입한 실리콘관에 의한 합병증
홍석원(Serk Won hong),장한기(Han Ki Chang)
We reviewed the complications associated with silicone tube intubation in the treatment of disorders of the lacrimal system in 68 cases from January 995 to December 1997. Complications included conjuctival and corneal irritation 7 cases, punctal erosion 6 cases, tube prolapse 5 cases, tube extrusion or breakage 4 cases, and intranasal irritation 3 cases. After silicone intubation complications occurred in 7 cases in the 1st month, 8 cases between 1 and 3 months. Among them each 3 cases had their tubes removed. Complications occurred in 4 cases between 3 and 6 months, 6 cases longer than 6 months. After 3 months, all patients with complications had their tubes removed. Operation result of patients with tube removed was good.
Key Words: Complication;Silicone tube intubation

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