Lacrimal canaliculoscopy: development of the instrument

Can J Ophthalmol. 1991 Oct;26(6):306-8.


We have developed an endoscopic device for use in the lacrimal drainage system. The device employs a flexible, small-calibre fibreoptic cable that can easily negotiate the canalicular system. The device can be used in conjunction with a video camera and monitor for simultaneous viewing. The endoscope can be used alone for the diagnosis of lacrimal disorders. Possible future applications include laser treatment of lacrimal disorders.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Endoscopes*
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Lacrimal Apparatus Diseases / pathology*