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New approach for conjunctivochalasis with argon laser photocoagulation.
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PMID:  22883849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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OBJECTIVE: To report a novel approach for conjunctivochalasis using argon laser photocoagulation.
DESIGN: Noncomparative clinical interventional study.
PARTICIPANTS: We studied 5 eyes of 5 patients with epiphora due to conjunctivochalasis.
METHODS: The patients underwent argon laser photocoagulation between April 2011 and July 2011 at Myongji Hospital. The preoperative and postoperative tear break-up time, tear meniscus height, conjunctivochalasis grading, and improvement of symptoms were evaluated.
RESULTS: Most patients showed improvement of epiphora symptoms. No significant complications were observed during the follow-up period of more than 3 months.
CONCLUSIONS: Argon laser photocoagulation is a simple and effective procedure for treating epiphora caused by conjunctivochalasis.
Authors:
Kyung-Hoon Shin; Jae-Hyeong Hwang; Ji-Won Kwon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of ophthalmology. Journal canadien d'ophtalmologie     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0008-4182     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0045312     Medline TA:  Can J Ophthalmol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  380-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Crown Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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Department of Ophthalmology, Myongji Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Goyang-Si, Gyeonggi, Korea.
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