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Comparison of early versus standard timing for silicone stent removal following External Dacrocystorhinostomy under local anaesthesia

The first line treatment for nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO) is external dacrocystorhinostomy (DCR). Following DCR, patients are required to return to Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO) six weeks postoperatively for the removal of a silicone stent. As the majority of patients travel large distances at significant cost to reach TIO, most often patients remain within Kathmandu during this six weeks interval. This places a large financial burden on patients.

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Publication Date
Jan 1, 2019

Authors
Geoff Tabin,

Full Citation
Limbu B, Lyons HS, Shrestha MK, Tabin GC, Saiju R. Comparison of early versus standard timing for silicone stent removal following External Dacrocystorhinostomy under local anaesthesia. Nepal J Ophthalmol. 2019;11(21):24-28. doi:10.3126/nepjoph.v11i1.254013