At the Yale Sinus and Allergy Program, our surgeons
are experts in minimally invasive surgical techniques.
If the tear duct is blocked, the surgical creation of a new duct, called a dacrocystorhinosotomy (DCR), may be necessary. A DCR is performed to correct excessive tearing and watery eyes. The tear drainage pathways are reconnected to the inside of the nose. Most of the time, this can be accomplished through the nostril without any external incisions.
We understand that surgery can seem intimidating, so we take the time to answer all your questions and concerns. It is important to us that you feel comfortable and that you understand what to expect before, during, and after your procedure.