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  • What are the common factors that lead someone to undergo a dacryocystorhinostomy?

  1. Chronic nasal and sinus inflammation, obstruction from a tumor, trauma to the nose, anatomical problem someone is born with

  • What are the signs someone is a good candidate for a dacryocystorhinostomy?

  1. Discharge from the eye, pain at the tear duct or surrounding area, excessive tearing, swelling or tenderness near the inner corner of the eye

  • What is a dacryocystorhinostomy procedure?

  1. Someone may undergo a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)  procedure to address a blocked tear duct, a condition known as nasolacrimal duct obstruction.The DCR procedure aims to create a new drainage pathway for tears by establishing a connection between the lacrimal sac (where tears collect) and the nasal cavity, bypassing the blocked duct. By doing so, the procedure restores proper tear drainage, alleviates symptoms, and reduces the risk of complications such as recurrent infections.

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