Dacrocystogram

What is going to happen?
 
You will be asked to lie on your back on the x-ray table. The lower punctum is cannulated using a small catheter. 0.5 – 1.0 ml of iodinated contrast material is injected into the lacrimal sac. Several x-rays will be taken in different positions.
 
Is it painful?
 
A small about of discomfort may be experienced during cannulation and injection of contrast.
 
Do I need to make a booking?
 
A booking is preferable.

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