The tear drainage apparatus is a complex and delicately balanced system. Traditionally tear duct surgery has been performed through a skin incision on the sidewall of the nose. Dr Wilcsek performs the surgery using an endoscope (telescope + camera) through the nose to gain direct access to the surgical zone. The endoscoptic technique avoids creating a scar on the face, equally as important in revision surgery, it provides a magnified view of the operative site and associated scar tissue that must be carefully removed.
Tears enter the drainage system through a small opening in the upper and lower eyelid. If there is malposition of the eyelid this may need to be surgically corrected to ensure the tear drainage holes are correctly positioned to be able to drain the tears.
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