(Please see my original post on DCR alternatives if you haven’t already.)
Here is a list of some additional studies supporting alternative or at least precursors to DCR surgery. This is by no means a complete collection of relevant studies, but it’s a solid foundation for your further research. One of the most common lines you’ll hear from a doctor looking to write off something he or she is ignorant of is this: ‘You can’t base your practices on a single study.’ Yes, this is true. A single study doesn’t prove much. But we’re not looking at a single study. When this list was originally complied (2007), there were already dozens and dozens of studies. As of this writing, fives years later, there are even more. The research is solid. Doctors can’t keep on ignoring the facts.