There are various causes for tearing. A common cause is nasolacrimal duct obstruction. This is a blockage in the tear drainage system.
Traditional surgery consists of an external incision with a visible scar.
Dr. Isaacs is an expert in dacryocystorhinostomy surgery, especially with endoscopic techniques. An endoscopic approach avoids an external incision.
Working at 2 major academic institutions has given him the opportunity to also have a high referral volume of revision cases. Remember, revision does not necessarily mean that the initial surgeon did something wrong. The result is sometimes not the intended result, for a variety of reasons, some of which we still cannot answer. Nevertheless, these cases range from being simple to complex.
The nasal septum is made up of both bone and cartilage. It divides the nasal airway into the right and left sides. It can be deviated or twisted from birth or due to trauma. As a result of this deviation, the space on one side of the nasal passage can be smaller or even blocked, compromising breathing and sometimes even smelling. A deviated nasal septum can also affect the cosmetic appearance of the nose, for example causing the nose to appear swayed to one side.
A septoplasty is sometimes required in order to appropriately address your problem. Dr. Isaacs is an expert at septoplasty and can remove, reshape, and replace the nasal septum. He also performs a modified septoplasty, sparing much of the manipulation that occurs with a traditional septoplasty.