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104th DOG Annual Meeting

21. - 24.09.2006, Berlin

External and endoscopic DCR

Meeting Abstract

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  • R. Malhotra - Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, UK

Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft e.V.. 104. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft (DOG). Berlin, 21.-24.09.2006. Düsseldorf, Köln: German Medical Science; 2006. Doc06dogSA.16.08

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Published: September 18, 2006

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To summarise the main approaches to dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR).


Evidence-based review of external and endonasal endoscopic DCR with a detailed description of modern powered endoscopic techniques. Key issues to compare include advantages, disadvantages and outcome measures, both subjective and objective.


Review of techniques and summaries of key principles with videos of techniques. Critical appraisal of current literature with key emphasis on meaningful comparison between studies and the role of each individual approach.


When selected appropriately, both external and endoscopic DCR have a valid role in the management of lacrimal disorders.