J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1993 Jan;34(1):75-78.

A Modified Surgical Technique for 2 Cases of Conjunctivochalasis Near the Lower Punctum

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  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine Chonbuk National University, Chonju, Korea.

Abstract

Conjunctivochalasis is an isolated bilateral condition in which redundant conjunctival tissue overlies the lower eyelid margin or covers the lower pmctum. It produces tearing by mechanical obstruction of the lower punctum and/or mechanical disruption of normal outflow of the lacrimal film. A modified surgical technique, simple local excision of redundant conjuctiva in the crescent shape along the plica semilunaris and the lower bulbar conjunctiva between limbus and lower fornix, relieved epiphora in two male patients with redundant conjunctiva near the lower punctum. Surgery was done under the local anesthesia without postoperattve complications. Authers emphasize the importance of careful examination of conjunctivochalasis during ocular examination of patient complaining tearing.

Keyword

Conjunctivochalasis; Modified surgical technique
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