From a technical perspective, the MASTERKA pushed nasolacrimal intubation is much simpler than the traditional pulled types of nasolacrimal intubation. The anesthetic technique required is simpler as well since masked ventilation can be used. The MASTERKA offers an exciting alternative in the treatment of mucosal nasolacrimal stenoses in patients aged one year and above. In this situation, if the obstruction is mucosal the MASTERKA is an excellent alternative to late and very late probing. The constraints associated with anaesthesia are the same. Operating procedures and durations vary little. The cost of the MASTERKA is offset by a higher success rate and statistically fewer second operations as compared to multiple repeat probing alone without use of a silicon stent
As simple as probing, as effective as intubation !