By Savari Desai, MD
    Annual Meeting 2011

    The goal of canalicular laceration repair is prevention of epiphora and satisfactory cosmesis for the patient. The surgeon should consider the apposition of the severed eyelid margins, pericanalicular or canalicular anastomosis, and an endocanalicular support with silicone tubing. Monocanalicular silicone stents achieve excellent anatomical and functional results in these cases. This video demonstrates how to identify the medial lacerated canalicular end and how to place and fix the stent to acheive a successful outcome.