Endoscopic Tear Duct Surgery

Tear ducts are often made by ophthalmologists by cutting the skin at the root of the nose in children and adults with duct obstruction, and this incision is sutured. Despite the successful results of this technique, the scar on the face negatively affects the social and business life of most patients. For this reason, especially patients with a high sociocultural level are looking for a tear duct surgery that does not leave any traces on their faces. The method that meets this demand with a high success rate is endoscopic nasal tear duct occlusion surgery. With this technique, no incisions are made on the skin and no stitches are used. Therefore, there is no scar on your face due to surgery. For this technique, an oculoplastic surgeon who has been trained in this surgery should examine your tear ducts and the inside of the nose in detail and evaluate whether you are suitable for this technique.

Dr. The 3 most frequently asked questions to Onur Konuk about Endoscopic tear duct surgery:

1. What is the success of intranasal surgery?

The success of this surgical technique is over 95%. However, it should not be forgotten that a good eye, tear ducts and nose examination are the basis of the high success of this surgery. First of all, the appropriate anatomical and pathological findings for this surgery should be examined by the ophthalmologist and the success of the technique should be evaluated.

2. Does endoscopic tear duct obstruction leave any traces on the face?

No. Since no skin incision is made in this technique, stitches are not used. Therefore, there is no trace on your face. For this reason, female patients and people who should not leave permanent marks on their faces due to their job (eg policemen, artists, etc.) prefer this technique.

3. How many days will I be away from work and power due to endoscopic tear duct treatment?

Usually, the patient starts work after 5 days. However, there are also patients who start work the day after the surgery, as it is mandatory. However, an average of 5-7 days of rest is recommended after this surgery.