The tear is essential for the eye to keep moist and provide its normal function. It is produced by the tear glands located under the eyelids and tears glands, and tear ducts carry the produced tear to the nasal cavity. The obstruction of these ducts due to various reasons such as medications, conjunctivochalasis, or recurrent infection is called "Epiphora." Epiphora impairs normal tear channeling into the nose. The dacryocystorhinostomy procedure(DCR union which involves fistulization of the lacrimal sac into the nasal cavity, may relieve the symptoms of epiphora. Dacryocystorhinostomy surgery is a procedure that aims to eliminate fluid and mucus retention within the lacrimal sac and to increase tear drainage for relief of epiphora.
Dacryocystorhinostomy is much more common for adults than for children. Before dacryocystorhinostomy option, doctors may firstly recommend less invasive treatments such as warm compresses, massage, and antibiotics for an infection. If the symptoms are severe or getting more disturbing patients may need a dacryocystorhinostomy surgery.
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