Comparison of scanning electron microscopy findings regarding biofilm colonization with microbiological results in nasolacrimal stents for external, endoscopic and transcanalicular dacryocystorhinostomy


Balikoglu-Yilmaz M., Yilmaz T., ÇETİNEL Ş. , Taskin U., Esen A. B. , Taskapili M., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.7, no.3, pp.534-540, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3980/j.issn.2222-3959.2014.03.27
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.534-540
  • Keywords: biofilms, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, epiphora, dacryocystitis, scanning electron microscopy, CLINICALLY NONINFECTED EYES, BACTERIAL BIOFILMS, MICROBIAL-GROWTH, RUTHENIUM RED, IN-VITRO, ENDOPHTHALMITIS, INFECTIONS, KERATITIS, SURFACES, EPIPHORA

Abstract

AIM: To compare bacterial biofilm colonization in lacrimal stents following external dacryocystorhinostomy (EX DCR), endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (EN-DCR), and transcanalicular dacryocystorhinostomy (TC-DCR) with multidiode laser.