Pediatric and Adult Balloon Dacryoplasty
Over the past 15 years balloon dacryoplasty has become a widely accepted treatment for nasolacrimal duct obstruction, for both primary treatment and as a secondary procedure following failed probing. In 1996 Becker et al.  reported on the efficacy of balloon catheter dilation in the treatment of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNLDO) in children over 12 months of age, and those children failing probing or silicone intubation. The commercial lacricath balloon was introduced shortly thereafter.
KeywordsAllergic Rhinitis Inferior Turbinate Secondary Procedure Nasolacrimal Duct Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction