Tear Duct Surgery
Tears usually drain through small openings in the corners of the eyelids, known as puncta, and enter the nose through the nasolacrimal duct. When an obstruction exists, tears cannot properly drain from the eyes and may well up on the surface of the eye and overflow on the eyelashes and eyelids. The eyelids may also become red and swollen with yellow or green discharge.
If this blockage cannot be effectively treated through conservative methods, surgery will likely be recommended. A procedure known as dacryocystorhinostomy or dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) will be performed to construct a new tear drain. This type of surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure at the Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery of Short Hills in New Jersey, either using local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia.
Causes Of A Blocked Tear Duct
A blocked tear duct may be the result of the following conditions:
A blocked tear duct almost always is correctable, but the treatment depends on the cause and your age.
Symptoms Of A Blocked Tear Duct
The symptoms of a blocked tear duct may include:
- Excessive tearing
- Discharge from the eyes
- Crusty eyelashes or eyelids
- Blurry vision
- Bloody tears
- An abscess in the inner corner of the eye
Dr. Baljeet Purewal offers patients in Short Hills, New Jersey, Livingston, Springfield, Westfield, Warren, Berkeley Heights, and surrounding areas with advanced tear duct procedures. Call today for your consultation at (973) 255-5725 or complete a Contact Form here!