Treating Epiphora, Blepharitis and Graves' Orbitopathy
Several minimally invasive endoscopic procedures are offered for eye-related diseases of the nose and sinuses including the following:
Epiphora and Blepharitis
This condition is often caused by a blockage of the lacrimal (tear) ducts located next to the nose. Surgeons at Palmdale Regional Medical Center can often correct the blockage with a minimally invasive approach, known as endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy.
This procedure can improve the normal tearing of the eye by opening the lacrimal sac into the nose, while at the same time correcting nasal problems such as a deviated nasal septum and large turbinates.
Patients who have Graves' disease may often experience proptosis or bulging of the eyes. In addition to cosmetic concerns, patients with Graves’ disease may also develop visual problems, such as corneal exposure and compression of the optic nerve.
These concerns can be often improved with minimally invasive endoscopic orbital decompression surgery through the nose and sinuses.