A member asked:

I have dacryocystitis in my eye that has turned into a abscess & a 2nd infection. er doc said it needs surgery & drainage what kind surgery is this?

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Dacryocystorhinostom: The infection will be treated and drained and then a procedure will be done termed a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). This creates a new channel from the eyelids into the nose for tear outflow, bypasses the scar and will remove any residual infection. This is commonly done by oculoplastic surgeons although some ENT surgeons also do this.

Answered 1/5/2019

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