Facial plast Surg 2007; 23(3): 149-155
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-984553
Copyright © 2007 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Direct Repair of Canalicular Lacerations

David A. Della Rocca1 , 2 , 4 , Syed M. Ahmad2 , Robert C. Della Rocca1 , 2 , 3
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, New York
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York
  • 3Department of Ophthalmology, New York Medical College, New York, New York
  • 4Lawrence Hospital. Bronxville, New York
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Publication Date:
10 August 2007 (online)


Injury and disruption of the canaliculi of the lacrimal excretory system commonly occur from laceration or shearing trauma. This type of injury will likely lead to dysfunction of tear flow from the palpebral sulcus and chronic epiphora. The goal of this article is to give a step-by-step review of canalicular repair.