Ilya Michael Leyngold, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Duke Eye Center
Duke University Medical Center
Iwona Misiuta, PhD, MHA
Clinical Content Manager
Kathryn Schaefer, MSN, RN
Lead Nurse Planner
East Lansing, MI
Upon completion, participants should be able to:
Describe the basic steps of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy
This activity is intended for ophthalmologists.
Statement of Need
Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is a surgical procedure that aims to eliminate fluid and mucus retention within the lacrimal sac and restore the flow of tears into the nose from the lacrimal sac due to blockage in the nasolacrimal duct. A DCR procedure creates a passage of drainage between the lacrimal sac and nasal cavity by removing the bone adjacent to the nasolacrimal sac in order to bypass the nasolacrimal duct obstruction. DCR can be performed with an external approach (through a facial incision) or an endoscopic approach (using a small telescope and instruments through the nose). Endoscopic DCR is more commonly performed because it avoids facial scaring and is generally associated with less pain. This webcast discusses the basic steps of endoscopic DCR.
This activity was developed by Med-IQ in collaboration with Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development.
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Med-IQ designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Instructions to Receive Credit
To receive credit, read the introductory CME material, watch the Webcast, and complete the evaluation, attestation, and post-test, answering at least 70% of the post-test questions correctly.
Initial Release Date: January 9, 2018
Expiration Date: January 8, 2019
Estimated Time to Complete This Activity: 15 minutes
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Ilya Michael Leyngold, MD, has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.
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