Dacryocystography is a neuroradiological examination of the tear ducts and employs X-rays and contrast medium. IT is used to determine what causes teary eyes, which is not always easy. At the Department of Neuroradiology, we perform this procedure on an outpatient basis, i.e. without hospitalization.
Because the tear ducts are connected to the nose, dacryocystography can also help with nasal problems such as deviated septum, turbinate hyperplasia and nasal malformations. For example, a physician can use it to determine if the nose contributes to the problem with impaired tear drainage.
Dacryocystography is a minimally invasive procedure. Only local anesthesia is necessary.
Why choose the USZ?
Our clinic is an internationally renowned institution in the field of diagnostics and minimally invasive, image-guided treatment. The attending physician has many years of experience in the examination and treatment of the lacrimal tract, the eyes and the nose.
The course of treatment
The examination takes about 15 min and is performed under local anesthesia.
Dacryocystography is performed on an outpatient basis. This means that there is no need for an overnight stay in the hospital. Your ability to work is also not affected by the examination. After the examination, you will need to see an ophthalmologist for follow-up appointments. Depending on the results, you may need to be treated later at the Department of Neuroradiology (see Dacryoplasty).