Lacrimal scintigraphy in the supine lateral head position

ABSTRACT

The examination with lacrimal scintigraphy showed that the supine side-down eye position of the test subject inhibited the transfer of the tracer into the lacrimal sac. The result means that utilizing gravitation offers the patient a convenient alternative to prolong the ocular contact time of each eye drop.

Keywords: lacrimal scintigraphy; eye drop; head position; lacrimal drainage; topical administration

Citation: Pohjanpelto P, Kangasmäki A, Kairemo K. Lacrimal scintigraphy in the supine lateral head position. Journal of Diagnostic Imaging in Therapy. 2016; 3(1): 52-54.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.17229/jdit.2016-0905-023

Copyright: © 2016 Pohjanpelto P et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC By 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.

Article History: received 01 September 2016; revised 02 September 2016; accepted 03 September 2016; published online 05 September 2016

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