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IP International Journal of Ocular Oncology and Oculoplasty

A study of modified and economical approach to canalicular tear using intravenous cannula in tertiary care centre

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Author Details: Anuradha A*,Vinuta Mohan Kulkarni,Vidya Devi M,Ranjitha C S

Volume : 4

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2581-5016

Print ISSN : 2581-5024

Article First Page : 169

Article End Page : 171


Purpose: Study aims to demonstrate and evaluate a modified and economical way of repairing canalicular tear using intravenous cannula in tertiary care centre.
Materials and Methods: 32 patients with canalicular tear admitted in Minto Ophthalmic Hospital, regional institute of ophthalmology were taken in the study. Patients were operated for canalicular tear repair using intravenous cannula of 24G size. Functional and anatomical success of the procedure evaluated during the follow up. Data collected and analysed using descriptive statistics.
Results: Out of 32 patients, 24 were males and 8 females. Right eye was involved in 22 patients and left eye in 10 patients. Various mode of injury includes dog bite, Road Traffic Accidents, assault, self-injuries, domestic violence, cooker blast in varying percentages. Functional and anatomical success was seen in 93.75% of the patients.
Conclusion: Using intravenous cannula is an economical way of canalicular tear repair with easy availability and no extra cost to the patient. With the least complications, this technique can be adapted in Government set up as this is more economical.

Keywords: Canalicular tear, Eye lid injury, Intravenous cannula.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2581-5016.2018.0044