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Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume 2016, Article ID 6719529, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6719529
Clinical Study

Comparison of Transcanalicular Multidiode Laser Dacryocystorhinostomy with and without Silicon Tube Intubation

1Department of Ophthalmology, Gulhane Military Medical Academy Haydarpasa Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Diyarbakir Military Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey
3Department of Ophthalmology, Anittepe Military Dispensary, Ankara, Turkey
4Department of Ophthalmology, Kasimpasa Military Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
5Department of Ophthalmology, Girne Military Hospital, Girne, Northern Cyprus, Mersin 10, Turkey

Received 31 December 2015; Accepted 16 February 2016

Academic Editor: Edit Tóth-Molnár

Copyright © 2016 Yildiray Yildirim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Aim. To compare the surgical outcomes of surgery with and without bicanalicular silicon tube intubation for the treatment of patients who have primary uncomplicated nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Methods. This retrospective study is comprised of 113 patients with uncomplicated primary nasolacrimal duct obstruction. There were 2 groups in the study: Group 1 () patients underwent transcanalicular diode laser dacryocystorhinostomy surgery with bicanalicular silicon tube intubation and Group 2 () patients underwent transcanalicular diode laser dacryocystorhinostomy surgery without bicanalicular silicon tube intubation. The follow-up period was months for Group 1 and months for Group 2. Results. Success was defined by irrigation of the lacrimal system without regurgitation and by the absence of epiphora. Success rates were 84.4% for Group 1 and 63.6% for Group 2 (). Statistically a significant difference was found between the two groups. Conclusion. The results of the study showed that transcanalicular diode laser dacryocystorhinostomy surgery with bicanalicular silicon tube intubation was more successful than the other method of surgery. Consequently, the application of silicone tube intubation in transcanalicular diode laser dacryocystorhinostomy surgery is recommended.