Lacrimal / Canalicular Repair

The canaliculi constitute an important part of the lacrimal drainage system through which tears drain from the eyes. Injuries to the canalicular portion of the tear drainage system can often lead to lacerations of the canaliculi. Canalicular repair surgery is always performed under general anesthesia for children. In case of adults, either local anesthesia or monitored anesthesia with intravenous sedation is provided. The surgery involves microscopic repair and reattachment of the severed ends of the canaliculi.