The Lacrimal System

Diagnosis, Management, and Surgery

  • Adam J. Cohen
  • Michael Mercandetti
  • Brian G. Brazzo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Cat N. Burkat, Mark J. Lucarelli
      Pages 3-19
    3. Susan R. Carter, Roberta E. Gausas
      Pages 20-24
    4. Joseph P. Mirante
      Pages 25-32
  3. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. William R. Katowitz, James A. Katowitz
      Pages 35-42
    3. Joshua Amato, Morris E. Hartstein
      Pages 66-73
    4. Jonathan J. Dutton, Jeffrey J. White
      Pages 74-95
  4. Management and Surgical Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Michael A. Lemp
      Pages 99-109
    3. Jennifer S. Landy, Charles B. Slonim, Jay Justin Older
      Pages 110-118
    4. Harry Marshak, Steven C. Dresner
      Pages 119-126
    5. Richard H. Hart, Suzanne Powrie, Geoffrey E. Rose
      Pages 127-143
    6. Francois Codere, David W. Rossman
      Pages 144-154
    7. Hans-Werner Meyer-Rüsenberg, Karl-Heinz Emmerich
      Pages 155-163
    8. Jan Lei Iwata, Robert A. Weiss, Michael Mercandetti
      Pages 164-171
    9. Geoffrey J. Gladstone, Brian G. Brazzo
      Pages 172-181
    10. Bruce B. Becker
      Pages 182-188
    11. John Pak, Mark T. Duffy
      Pages 189-196
    12. William L. White, Jerry K. Popham, Robert G. Fante
      Pages 197-204
    13. Reynaldo M. Javate, Susan Irene E. Lapid-Lim, Ferdinand G. Pamintuan
      Pages 212-222
    14. Peter John Wormald, Angelo Tsirbas
      Pages 223-235
    15. Adam J. Cohen, F. Campbell Waldrop, David A. Weinberg
      Pages 244-254
    16. Jorge G. Camara, Mary Ann Yasay-Luis, Irene D. Enriquez
      Pages 255-261
    17. John D. Griffiths
      Pages 262-267
    18. Hampson A. Sisler
      Pages 268-272
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 273-281

About this book


Lacrimal surgeries are among the most commonly performed ones in occulopastic surgery. The procedures range from unblocking tear ducts in small children with this very minor congenital dysmorphology to correcting dry eye through surgery. As with many of these procedures, the disorders sound minor but the patients’ lives are seriously affected. Dry eye is more than an inconvenience, sometimes leading to corneal microabrasions, infections, and photosensitivity. Dry eye is caused by any number of systemic autoimmune disorders such as lupus or arthritis, excessive radiation, drug reactions, old age, and lasik and other surgeries.

There are other books reviewing lacrimal surgery as a portion of occuloplastic practice. The editors have chosen, in The Lacrimal System: Diagnosis, Management & Surgery, to address the whole range of lacrimal disorders in one concise, practical volume. By broadening the scope of the subject, the editors hope to meet the needs of residents, ophthalmologists who do some lacrimal procedures, fellows who are learning the special procedures, and experts interested in learning about the most recent modifications of technique.

Table of Contents: Foreword.- Introduction.- Dedication.- Section One Anatomy.- Introduction.- 1 Anatomy of the Lacrimal System.- 2 Gender and Racial Variation of the Lacrimal System.- 3 Histology and Pathology of the Lacrimal System.- 4 Nasal Anatomy and Evaluation.- Section Two Diagnosis.- Introduction.- 5 Congenital Etiologies of Lacrimal System Obstructions.- 6 Acquired Etiologies of Lacrimal System Obstructions.- 7 Evaluation of the Tearing Patient.- 8 Imaging and Clinical Evaluation of The Lacrimal Drainage System.- Section Three Management and Surgical Technique.- Introduction.- 9 The Tear Deficient Patient.- 10 Surgery of the Punctum and Canaliculus.- 11 Lacrimal Trauma.- 12 Primary External Dacryocystorhinostomy.- 13 Primary Endonasal Dacryocystorhinostomy.- 14 Transcanalicular Dacryocystorhinostomy.- 15 Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy.- 16 Endonasal Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy.- 17 Pediatric Balloon Assisted Lacrimal Dacryoplasty.- 18 Balloon Assisted Lacrimal Dacryoplasty in Adults.- 19 Balloon Assisted Lacrimal Surgery.- 20 9 mm Endoscopic Balloon DCR: A New Less Invasive Procedure for Tearing in Adults.- 21 Radiofrequency DCR.- 22 Powered Endoscopic DCR.- 23 Laser DCR, Part 1: Laser-Assisted Endonasal Endoscopic DCR.- 24 Laser DCR, Part 2: Laser-Assisted Endonasal Endoscopic DCR with the Holmium: YAG Laser.- 25 Laser DCR, Part 3:Laser-Assisted Endonasal Endoscopic DCR with the KTP Laser.- 26 Revision DCR.- 27 The Adjunctive Use of Mitomycin C in DCR.- 28 The Griffiths Nasolacrimal Catheter.- 29 The Sisler Lacrimal Canalicular Trephine.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Adam J. Cohen
    • 1
  • Michael Mercandetti
    • 2
  • Brian G. Brazzo
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
  1. 1.Eyelid and Facial Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Craniofacial SurgeryNeuro-OphthalmologyEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryDoctor’s HospitalSarasotaUSA
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyWeill Medical College of Cornell UniversityNew York
  4. 4.Oculoplastics Service, Department of OphthalmologyMaimonides Medical CenterBrooklyn
  5. 5.Oculoplastics Service, Department of OphthalmologyLincoln HospitalBronx
  6. 6.Department of OphthalmologyThe New York Eye and Ear InfirmaryNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-25385-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35267-1
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