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If the eye's drainage system becomes partially or completely obstructed, this can prevent tears from draining normally, causing a watery, irritated, or chronically infected eye. This condition can be congenital or develop over time. Click here to learn more about nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
- Inflammation: tenderness inside of the corner of the eye or around the eye and nose
- Recurrent eye infections
- Eye mucus discharge
- Crusty eyelashes
- Blurred vision
- Blood tinged eyes
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Put our expertise to work for your surgical needs today. Our practitioners have everything you need for accurate diagnosis, effective treatment plans, and state-of-the-art procedures for patients in need of surgical intervention for tear duct blockages and other issues.
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When the nasolacrimal duct is blocked, a surgical procedure is typically required. During this procedure, called a DCR (Dacryocystorhinostomy), a hole is created between the tear sac and the inside of the nose.
When the tubes, called canaliculi, which drain the tears into the lacrimal sac, are blocked surgical therapy is more complicated. In most cases both a DCR and reconstruction of the cannaliculli will be performed.
For some people, techniques such as stenting are helpful for the recovery process. During surgery, a clear plastic tube is placed from the inside corner of the eye and into the nose. This stent can be easily removed by your eyecare professional in about a week.
Have further questions? Call today - our experts are on hand to answer any questions you may have about every aspect of our tear duct procedures.