Primary External Dacryocystorhinostomy



Dacryocystorhinostomy or DCR is among the common oculoplastic surgeries performed for managing epiphora due to nasolacrimal duct obstruction [1, 2]. It is a bypass procedure that creates an anastomosis between the lacrimal sac and the nasal mucosa via a bony ostium. It may be performed through an external skin incision or intranasally with or without endoscopic visualization. This chapter will discuss the indications, goals, and simple techniques for a successful outcome of DCR.


Nasal Mucosa Nasolacrimal Duct Medial Canthus Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction Facial Scar 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dacryology ServiceL.V. Prasad Eye InstituteBanjara Hills, HyderabadIndia

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