Eye Need to Know; What Is A Dacryocystorhinostomy?

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This “big” word is not hard to figure out if you break it down into medical terms.

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A dacryocystorhinostomy is a surgical procedure that constructs a new tear drainage channel from the lacrimal sac into the nose.  This procedure is performed when a patient has a nasolacrimal duct obstruction, also called dacryocystitis.

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Submitted by guest blogger, Rebecca Johnson, Founder of EyeTrain4You, an ophthalmic staff training and development company.  Contact her at Rebecca@EyeTrain4You.com

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