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CLINICAL PRACTICE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 191-195

External dacryocystorhinostomy: Tips and tricks


Ophthalmic Plastics Service, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Mohammad Javed Ali
Dacryology Service, L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Road No 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-620X.106106

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Dacryocystorhinostomy or DCR is one of the most common oculoplastics surgery performed. It is a bypass procedure that creates an anastomosis between the lacrimal sac and the nasal mucosa via a bony ostium. It may be performed through an external skin incision or intranasally with or without endoscopic visualization. This article will discuss the indications, goals, and simple techniques for a successful outcome of an external DCR.


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