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Endoscopic laser dacrocystorhinostomy is an alternative procedure to external approach DCR in children. We report our results with 5 patients (6 eyes) with congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction.


Six endonasal DCR's were carried out using the KTP laser in patients with congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction resistant to probing and intubation.


The follow-up ranged from 3–8 months. All patients experienced a recurrence of their symptoms postoperatively.


Endoscopic laser assisted DCR is not a successful procedure in children.

Keywords: KTP laser; dacrocystorhinostomy; epiphora; nasolacrimal duct obstruction

Document Type: Original Article

Affiliations: The Children's Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin, Ireland

Publication date: April 1, 2000

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