Dacryocystorhinostomy involves the creation of a new tear duct that replaces an obstructed nasolacrimal duct.
Also Known As:
- Tear duct surgery
- Tear duct replacement
Conditions Treated with Dacryocystorhinostomy:
Dacryocystorhinostomy is utilized in cases of congenital nasolacrimal duct effect and nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to dacryocystorhinostomy. Tear duct probing is a surgical alternative.
Anesthesia with Dacryocystorhinostomy:
A dacryocystorhinostomy can be performed with local anesthesia and sedation. It can also be performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Dacryocystorhinostomy:
Possible risks following dacryocystorhinostomy include infection, bleeding, scarring, swelling, bruising and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
Prognosis after Dacryocystorhinostomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following dacryocystorhinostomy is very good.
Recovery from Dacryocystorhinostomy:
Total recovery from dacryocystorhinostomy takes one week.