Canalicular Lacerations

Overview

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1. Lacrimal Gland
2. Tear Film on the eye
3. Canalicular and Nasolacraiml duct

The photos below show a patient who was hit in their right eye with a fist and who sustained a canalicular laceration:

 

This photo below shows a patient who was hit in their right eye with a fist and who sustained a canalicular laceration.

 

This photo below shows a patient who was hit in their right eye with a fist and who sustained a canalicular laceration.

Treatment

There are several different means to repair such an injury. Placement of a stent (silastic tubing) helps maintain proper alignment of the conduit and prevent stricture after the repair.