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What are the complications typically asociated with a dacryocystorhinostomy?

What are the complications typically asociated with a dacryocystorhinostomy?

Mostly failure: Dacryocystorhinostomy is a procedure to replace a blocked tear drainage from the eyes to the nose. The most common problem is failure, that is blockage of the new drainage canal surgically constructed. Other problems are usually short term and can be treated in the post surgical recovery period. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a dacryocystorhinostomy?

How long does it take to recover from a dacryocystorhinostomy?

3 months is typical: A dacryocystorhinostomy involves the acute surgery, from which recovery is 1-2 weeks and a 3-6 month interval for the new tear drainage tunnel to develop a well formed epithelial lining so that it can function for you. At that point the stent tubing can be removed. ...Read more

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What is a dacryocystorhinostomy?

What is a dacryocystorhinostomy?

DCR: This is a procedure to replace a blocked tear outflow tract (into the nose) by creating a window from the eye (lacrimal) canals into the nose which bypasses the obstructed system. It is used in cases in which the normal tear flow needs re-establishment as the tears would otherwise overflow onto the cheek. It is done by oculoplastic surgeons, an ophthalmic subspecialty. ...Read more

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When is a dacryocystorhinostomy needed?

When is a dacryocystorhinostomy needed?

Tear canal blockage: This is the procedure to substitute for the natural drainage of tears from eye to nose which can be obstructed sometimes spontaneously or by trauma. An artificial canal is created and the tears can then drain properly. It is usually performed by oculoplastic surgeons. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What indications necessitate a dacryocystorhinostomy?

Need expert advice. What indications necessitate a dacryocystorhinostomy?

Blockage: This procedure, termed a dcr, bypasses a blocked tear plumbing system that ordinary carries tears into the nose from the eye (s). The indication is blockage that cannot be corrected with probing, and tear overflow that becomes unpleasant for the patient who wants it to stop. ...Read more

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Dacryocystorhinostomy: which is best external or endoscopic?

Dacryocystorhinostomy: which is best external or endoscopic?

Endoscopic: Endoscopic is less traumatizing with faster recovery time. It is trickier and requires more perfect anatomy to get good results. External exposes all the anatomy and can take care of things such as traumatic blockage better. Ask your oculoplastic surgeon which is best for your conditiion. ...Read more

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She won't operate to remove her cataracts unless she has dacryocystorhinostomy done with another doctor. Is ther totally necessary?

She won't operate to remove her cataracts unless she has dacryocystorhinostomy done with another doctor. Is ther totally necessary?

Depends: Good vision after cataract surgery is depends, in part, on a good quality tear film. If a patient has chronic tearing or infections of the nasolacrimal duct requiring a DCR, then often it is best to do the DCR first to give the patient the best chance of good quality vision after cataract surgery. ...Read more

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