Endoscopic lacrimal tract surgery

Fiber optic technology eliminates tear duct obstructions without external scars.

TEARS

The tear is the physiological means by which our body keeps the eyeball hydrated, protecting and keeping the cornea and conjunctiva transparent. The tears, produced by the lacrimal glands, located in the upper lateral area of the upper eyelid, are distributed on the surface of the eye thanks to the blinking of the eyelids.

When, due to various factors, the ducts in which the tear passes become inflamed and obstructed, a simple endoscopic surgical procedure helps to remove the disorder.

 

Obstruction of tear ducts

Due to various factors, mainly of inflammatory / infectious or traumatic origin, the tear ducts can be obstructed partially or completely, giving rise to a series of annoying disorders, such as persistent and annoying tearing (epiphora) or protracted and complicated trivial infections. Obstruction of the tear ducts is a fairly common condition that can affect individuals of any age.

 

Causes

Tear ducts can become clogged due to:

  • Congenital disorders (i.e. present from birth)
  • Infections and bacteria
  • Inflammations
  • Trauma (hematoma)
  • Tumors
  • Idiopathic causes

 

Surgical procedures

Endoscopic surgical treatment, through the nasal passages, allows bypassing the obstruction of the lacrimal pathway, restoring a correct drainage of tears from the ocular region to the nose, without any visible scars on the face.

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and involves a hospitalization of 1-2 days.

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