Aurolac is used in conventional DCR surgery. (In DCR procedure an anastomosis (a shunt) is created between the sac and the nasal mucosa to bypass an obstruction in the nasolacrimal duct).
Lacrimal intubation set comprises of two flexible stainless steel probes attached through a hollow medical graded silicone tube which is used in conventional DCR procedure.
Conventional DCR Procedure:
- Indicated for obstruction beyond common canaliculus.
- This operation involves anastomosing the lacrimal sac to the nasal mucosa of the middle nasal meatus.
- The whole procedure is performed in external manner by incising the nasal cutaneous skin.
- Creating a new tear drain opening from the lacrimal sac directly into the nose that allows tears to bypass the obstruction.
- A silicone tube (e.g., Aurolac) may be placed temporarily (usually six to twelve months) in the new tear drain to keep it open while the healing process occurs.
|Silicone tube length
|Silicone tube ID
|Silicone tube OD
|0.60 mm (23G)
- Medical graded silicone
- for excellent biocompatibility & longer retention time
- Malleable and convenient probes
- for easier insertion through the canaliculi & nasolacrimal duct