Quest’s LacriCATH® balloon catheter has revolutionized the treatment of blocked tear ducts (chronic epiphora and nasolacrimal duct obstruction) in children and adults.
The LacriCATH balloon catheter is used in a similar manner as ordinary probing with the added benefit of an expandable balloon. The catheter also provides more options to patients who have been told only an incisional DCR surgery will solve their blocked tear duct and chronic tearing problem. This patented ophthalmology surgical instrument and balloon technology means that patients can achieve highly effective results while reducing the trauma they experience. Doctors using Quest Medical ophthalmic surgical equipment, including the LacriCATH balloon catheter, will find they are easy to use and provide a cost effective treatment for blocked tear ducts (chronic epiphora) in both pediatric and adult patients.
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