Classic reprint| Volume 46, ISSUE 2, P143-147, January 1993

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Epiphora in facial paralysis

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      Epiphora is a common and most troublesome feature of permanent facial paralysis. A review of the mechanism of normal lacrimal drainage indicates that several factors are concerned in causing this epiphora. Surgery should be directed towards supporting the cheek, relieving the ectropion, and modifying the lower punctum. The various methods of securing these objectives are discussed. The results in 14 patients dealt with personally are tabulated.


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