TEAR DRAINAGE RELATED PROBLEMS

A common cause of watering from the eye with discharge is the Naso-lacrimal Duct Obstruction of NLDO.

Every eye has a tube that drains tears from the eyes to the nose. This tube is called the nasolacrimal duct (NLD). Obstruction to this tube is a common cause of watering. This obstruction leads to a collection of tears within the tube and can cause a secondary infection. In cases of infection, initial treatment with medications is required.

Definitive treatment is by surgical procedures:

  • Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR): is a procedure in which an alternative passage is created to drain the tears into the nose.
  • Dacryocystectomy (DCT): is a procedure of removal of the NLD. The selection of appropriate procedures and timing of intervention could be decided under the guidance of the treating doctor.

TEAR DRAINAGE RELATED PROBLEMS

LID PROBLEMS

INJURIES

COSMETIC CONCERNS

CANCERS

ARTIFICIAL EYE

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