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What is a balloon dacryoplasty?

Balloon dacryoplasty is a surgical procedure where a special tube is inserted into the tear duct and then carefully inflated. Balloon catheter dilation opens up tear ducts that were obstructed. Tear ducts can be obstructed in children due to a birth abnormality. In adults, tear ducts are commonly obstructed due to infection or injury.

Balloon dacryoplasty is used after several other treatment options have failed to work. Before getting a balloon catheter dilation of your tear duct, the doctor should try probing and irrigation to resolve the issue. You can compare the costs of these procedures before visiting your doctor’s office.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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