Treatment of Watery Eye

 

If the tear train is blocked, the most effective procedure with the fastest recovery is the Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), which opens the tear drain directly into the nose, bypassing the blockage. Endoscopic DCR is an advanced keyhole surgical procedure performed from inside the nose, leaving no visible signs of surgery. It allows for fast recovery, with no scarring or bruising, and patients typically return to work within 1 week of surgery. It can be performed under local anaesthesia which means only a few hours stay in a day surgery.

Dr Anthony Maloof specialises in surgery for watery eye. Dr Maloof has obtained keyhole surgical skills as a "watery eye specialist" and recommends Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy surgery for watery eye when a blockage in the tear drain exists. To diagnose this blockage, a probe is passed into the tear drain, and this is often mistaken by patients to be a "needle inserted into the eye". Far from it, the probe allows Dr Maloof to locate the level of the blockage.

In skilled hands, Keyhole Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy has a higher sucess rate than traditional non-keyhole Dacryocystorhinostomy surgery, and permits a much FASTER recovery, which means less down time, less pain, and no bruising or swelling.

In some patient, a Septoplasty is required at the time of surgery. This permits access into the nose to undertake endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy surgery. 

 

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