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What is a dacryocystorhinostomy?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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