AUG 26, 2010
In this video Brian J. Forbes, MD, PhD, demonstrates a hybrid method of repair that uses an eyelet-type pediatric pigtail probe and a self-threading monocanalicular stent. The pigtail probe is inserted through the intact punctum and canaliculus on the injured eyelid and rotated to identify the medial edge of the torn canaliculus. The stent is threaded through the injured punctum and pigtail probe, drawn back out the intact puncta, and cut flush. The eyelid is repaired without direct suturing of the canaliculus.