Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Eye: dacryorhinocystography

Synonym(s): Nasal lacrimal contrast study

Contributor(s): Sheryl Krohne, Graham Munroe

Introduction

  • Using contrast radiographic opaque material introduced into the nasolacrimal system to demonstrate the course and patency of the nasolacrimal duct radiographically.

Uses

Advantages

  • Relatively simple to undertake using materials already likely to be on hand.
  • Helpful in determining the need for surgical intervention and the type of technique required.

Disadvantages

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Moore C P (1992) Eyelid and nasolacrimal disease. Vet Clin N A Equine Pract (3), 499-519 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Brooks D E (1999)Equine Ophthalmology.In:Veterinary Ophthalmology.3rd edn. Gelatt K N (ed) Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. 1053-1117.
  • Lavach J D (1990)Large animal ophthalmology.The C V Mosby Co, St Louis, Missouri.


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