What is endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy?

What is endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy?

What is endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy?

Description. Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is used to treat patients diagnosed with lacrimal sac or nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO). This can be caused by chronic stenosis of the nasolacrimal duct and can be congenital or acquired. NLDO is common but is not a serious condition.

What is Dacryocystorhinostomy surgery?

A dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is a type of surgery done to create a new tear drain between your eyes and your nose. You may need this surgery if your own tear duct has become blocked.

How long is Dacryocystorhinostomy surgery?

A DCR is a type of surgery that is used to treat blocked tear ducts in adults. It creates a new passageway between the tear duct sac and the nose, bypassing the blockage and allowing tears to drain normally again. The operation usually takes about 1 hour.

What does DCR mean?


Acronym Definition
DCR Digital Cable Radio
DCR Document Change Record
DCR Department of Community Resources
DCR Division of Campus Recreation

What is the difference between DCR and DCT?

The main indication for dacryocystectomy (DCT) is excision of lacrimal sac tumors. DCT may be considered less invasive than dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) because lacrimal bone and nasal mucosa are not violated.

What does DCR stand for real estate?

Debt Coverage Ratio
Debt Coverage Ratio (DCR) Debt Coverage Ratio, or DCR, also known as Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR), is a metric that looks at a property’s income compared to its debt obligations. Properties with a DSCR of more than 1 are considered profitable, while those with a DSCR of less than one are losing money.

What does BCR mean?


Acronym Definition
BCR Benefit/Cost Ratio
BCR Bus Control Register
BCR Business Communications Review
BCR Business Card Reader

What is the difference between Epiphora and lacrimation?

Epiphora is a result of a failure of tear drainage caused by mechanical obstruction or lacrimal pump failure. Lacrimation is excessive tearing caused by reflex hypersecretion. The goal of the basic examination is to distinguish between epiphora and lacrimation.

How is Epiphora treated?

Use a warm compress with sterile water to help clear up any debris in the eyes. In some cases, a blocked tear duct is treated with surgery to open up eye drainage. Eyelid changes may also be repaired with surgery.

How long is recovery from tear duct surgery?

Depending on your surgeon’s recommendation, you will come back in 3-6 months following a DCR or silicone intubation to have it removed in the office. The end of the tube will be cut and the tube carefully pulled out. You may resume ordinary activities directly after the tube is removed.