Endoscopic DCR surgery is a procedure performed for the treatment of excessive tearing (Epiphora) The commonest cause is blockage of the nasolacrimal duct i.e the passage connecting the eye to the nose. If the block is after the lacrimal (tear) sac, an endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy surgery can be done to bye pass the block. This will avoid the traditional external incision and surgery.
Hospital stay, & recovery
In the endoscopic approach, pain is minimal and can be controlled with acetaminophen or mild prescription pain medications. Infection is uncommon, but many surgeons prefer to administer antibiotics after surgery. Bleeding should be minimal, but rarely can be significant. Scarring within the nose may occur, leading to blockage of the opening and recurrence of tearing. Although extremely rare, the major risk of the procedure is bleeding within the orbital cavity (orbital hematoma) or injury to an eye muscle, which may cause double vision or vision loss.