Certificate Course in Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy

Certificate Course in Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy
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Dacryocystorhinostomy or DCR is one of the most common oculoplastics surgery performed for treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO). In the past, external Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) was considered as the gold standard treatment for NLDO. Despite the satisfactory results reached, the traditional external approach has the disadvantage of requiring a skin incision and a consequent local scar.

Sufficient vidence is now available to show endoscopic DCR can be performed in acute dacryocystitis/lacrimal abscesses successfully. In addition, the use of endoscopic equipment has changed the understanding of anatomy, physiology, and the pathology and management of lacrimal diseases.

Although the ‘book knowledge’ for the procedure is included in some curricula, training for the surgical technique is not. While surgeons require the core knowledge base to diagnose and treat the condition, the importance of acquiring surgical psychomotor skills cannot be overlooked.

IMMAST offers aspiring surgeons a unique platform to learn A-Z of the technique from the masters under their personal supervision, with intense hands-on training on ingenious animal tissue models that have near-life haptic.

Course Objectives



  • To impart knowledge of osteology relevant to DCR Surgery, and the anatomy & physiology of lacrimal system

  • To empower participants with the skills and confidence to perform step-by-step surgery, with hands-on practice on animal tissue model

  • To enable participants to imbibe the skills needed to use an Endoscope effortlessly

  • To understand the use of stents in EDCR

  • To learn how to avoid and manage complications of DCR surgery


  • Course Highlights



    • Extensive hands-on practice on unique near-life animal tissue model

    • Over-the-shoulder training under the personal supervision of acclaimed faculty

    • Train in world-class labs, fitted to simulate OR environment

    • Understand the use of Stents in eDCR



    Who should attend?



    • Ophthalmologists who wish to gain or consolidate their skills in Dacryocystorhinostomy

    • ENT surgeons wanting to gain or consolidate skills in Dacryocystorhinostomy


Date: Feb 17, 2022
Course Fee: US$ 1500
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