Tag Archive for tear duct

Lower eyelid cancer reconstruction

A squamous cell carcinoma can extend far beyond the apparent borders.  In the eyelids, this can be very problematic along the inner corner, because there are important nerves located in that region, as well as the tear drain apparatus. This…

External (Incisional) Tear Drain Surgery

Most of the literature published on tear drain surgery (DCR; Dacryocystorhinostomy) supports a higher success rate when the surgery is performed from the outside, rather than from inside the nose.  This is probably partly due to the fact that non-ophthalmologists…