Definition: A surgical procedure performed to relieve a stricture found at the junction of the common (lacrimal) canaliculus and the conjunctival sac. A dacryocystorhinostomy is performed first (if needed), after which a temporary silicone catheter is looped through the canaliculi and through the nasal mucosa into the nasal airway to maintain patency during healing.
See Also: dacryocystorhinostomy
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