Dr Nick Koutroumanos, a London-based oculoplastic surgeon specialising in watery eye conditions, offers exceptional care and expertise to patients seeking relief through Endonasal Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) surgery. Personalised consultations, comprehensive patient education, and meticulous guidance throughout the surgical journey ensure the highest standard of care for individuals seeking relief from watery eye conditions.
Endonasal DCR surgery is a minimally invasive technique meticulously designed to restore normal tear drainage in individuals suffering from watery eyes caused by nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
This surgical approach offers significant advantages over traditional external DCR with benefits such as a shorter recovery duration, enhanced cosmetic results, and reduced risk of complications.
Who is an ideal candidate for Endonasal DCR Surgery?
Accurate diagnosis of nasolacrimal system stenosis or obstruction is crucial as only a relatively small proportion of watery eyes is attributable to a blocked tear duct.
Dr Koutroumanos conducts a comprehensive evaluation of patients experiencing watery eyes due to nasolacrimal duct obstruction, examining medical history, conducting tests like lacrimal sac syringing, and employing imaging studies to confirm the diagnosis and assess eligibility for endonasal DCR surgery. This individualised assessment ensures that the treatment plan is tailored to the specific needs of each patient.
How should you prepare for Endonasal DCR Surgery?
To prepare for endonasal DCR surgery patients are advised to provide complete information regarding medications, allergies, and any relevant medical conditions.
Dr Koutroumanos will give you detailed pre-operative instructions, including fasting requirements and medication management guidelines. Specifically, blood-thinning medication will have to be paused.