Are you or a loved one suffering from chronic epiphora (chronic tearing)? The LacriCATH balloon catheter has revolutionized the treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction in children and adults. Nasolacrimal duct obstruction can cause a condition called chronic epiphora. Children and adults affected by this condition experience excessive and uncontrollable tearing and often encounter infection as a result of the nasolacrimal blockage. Current treatments for this condition include probing of the lacrimal system in children and incisional dacryocystorhinosotomy (DCR) surgery for adults, and as needed for children.
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 chronic tearing problem. This patented balloon technology means that patients can achieve highly effective results while reducing the trauma they experience. Doctors using the LacriCATH balloon catheter products will find they are easy to use and provide a cost effective way to treat chronic epiphora in both pediatric and adult patients.
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