Probing of the nasolacrimal duct

Andrew Rong, Benjamin Erickson, Wendy Lee

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Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstructions may present with mucoid discharge, epiphora, or lacrimal swelling, and is most commonly located at the distal end of the nasolacrimal duct. Nasolacrimal duct probing may be performed to treat an obstruction after conservative measures have failed. Patients should be educated about the risks and benefits of the procedure, including alternatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Ophthalmology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9783319454955
ISBN (Print)9783319454948
StatePublished - Apr 24 2017


  • Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction
  • Duct obstructions
  • Epiphora
  • Nasolacrimal duct
  • Probing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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