Semin Ophthalmol 2021 Mar 18:1-6. Epub 2021 Mar 18.
Department of Ophthalmology, Hospital De Braga, Braga, Portugal.
: To evaluate the success rates of transcanalicular diode laser-assisted dacryocystorhinostomy (TCL-DCR) during 3 years of follow-up and to find clinical factors that influence surgical outcomes.: Major outcomes were the anatomical success defined as a patent neo-ostium tested by irrigation and the functional success defined as a patent osteotomy with the absence of epiphora, accessed at 6-month, 1, 2, and 3-year follow-up visits. To determine which factors influence success rates, patients were divided according to gender, age, previous lacrimal surgeries, nasosinusal anatomy, energy employed, treatment with topical prostaglandin analogs, and timing of extubation. Read More