SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Lacrimal Cannula

All Wales Contract: Inravenous sets and related items
Sterility Status: Sterile
Usage Status: Single use


A short flexible cannula which can be straight or curved, with a luer hub at one end. Hub may be coloured.


Key areas where used

  • Ophthalmology
  • GP Surgery

Method of use

Lacrimal cannula is used for the irrigation and probing of the lacrimal duct. The punctum and canaliculus may require dilation prior to procedure. The hub of the lacrimal cannula is attached to a disposable syringe, the plunger removed and the syringe filled with saline. Once air has been removed from the syringe, the cannula is inserted into the vertical canaliculus, the plunger pressed down slowly and the lacrimal duct irrigated.


Individually packaged in a peel pouch

Sizes Required

  • Cannula 19-26G
  • Cannula length 12-35mm

Example products

The following table lists examples of products known to be acceptable for this product description.

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
Cannula lacrimal,Visitec, 26G x 28mm 581276 Becton Dickinson Ltd



P Phillips and J Ford

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This datacard has been prepared as an aid to contracting for purchasers in the NHS in Wales, and should not be used as a substitute for literature, instructions or training from the manufacturers of the devices.

Products mentioned in this datacard are for illustration purposes only and should not be seen as an endorsement of these products.

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