A brief history of punctoplasty: the 3-snip revisited.
RH Caesar, AA McNab
Eye (Lond) | Published : 2005
PURPOSE: To determine when and how to perform punctoplasty, review the history, and determine the efficacy of posterior ampullectomy. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of 53 cases of punctal stenosis, operated by a single surgeon by means of posterior ampullectomy via 3-snips. A review of the history of the procedure from papers found with a Medline search for 1-snip, 2-snip, 3-snip, and punctoplasty. RESULTS: In all, 102 sets of notes were reviewed. The age range was from 9 to 89 years with a mean age of 56 years. A total of 74% of patients were female. We excluded 22 patients who had additional surgery and 16 patients who elected not to have surgery. There was no comment as to success or fail..View full abstract