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External dacryocystorhinostomy with and without silicone intubation
  1. T Fayers
  1. Correspondence to T Fayers, Department of Ophthalmology, Eastbourne District General Hospital, Kings Drive, Eastbourne BN21 2UD, UK; tfayers1{at}gmail.com

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Saiju and colleagues1 carried out a study to address the important issue of whether silicone intubation is necessary in external dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) surgery. They concluded that DCR without silastic intubation is less expensive than DCR with silastic intubation in primary uncomplicated NLDO and has a similar success rate.

There is no evidence that a prestudy sample …

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