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Scissors for Lacrimal Punctoplasty

Wed, 04/25/2007 - 6:46am

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The Tibolt Punctal Scissors (K4-3130) facilitates an easier and more effective two-snip lacrimal punctoplasty. When performing this procedure with conventional scissors there is a tendency for the tips to slip off, rather than engage, the dense ring of fibroelastic tissue as the blades close. To address this problem, this scissors features a conical lower blade to support the punctal ring during approximation of the blades; a textured surface to immobilize the punctal ring as pressure of approximation builds and micro grooves to engage the punctal ring while cutting. These modifications produce an instrument that facilitates a simple and effective punctoplasty either in the clinic or at the time of DCR with stents.


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