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Then you have a condition called abnormal tearing, you need to get rid of this fast, through surgery
to avoid more complications like complete loss of eye sight and vision later.
The abnormal tearing is a condition of the eye, in which the tear duct is blocked (blcked tear duct).
Imagine your bathroom and the drain in the bathroom draining the water in the bathroom.
The tear duct (nasolacrimal duct) is like the drain in the bathroom and plays the role of
draining the tears secreted by the lacrimal glands, into the nose. The blockage of the nasolcarimal
tear duct can lead to an infection of the lacrimal sac area (medical side of eye, adjacent to nose)
called dacryocystitis. Dacryocystitis leads to the development of redness and swelling in the lacrimal
sac area, discharge from the eyes, stickiness and matting of the eyelashes and excessive tearing and
redness of the eyes. You could tear a lot, or you could also feel a burning, gritty, uncomfortable
sensation in your eyes.
The Oculoplastic surgeon will perform syringing in your eyes. Syringing will be able to determine the level
of blockage in the tear outflow apparatus and this will allow the oculoplastic surgeon to suggest
the appropriate treatment, depending on the etiology and the level of the block in the tear passage.
The treatment of the disease varies depending upon the causes of the eye and lacrimal sac infection.
Medical treatment with antibiotic drops etc can assist prevent severe infections of the eyes like corneal
ulcer, but in general, the 'drain' needs to be opened, to re-establish normal flow of tears via the nasolacrimal
duct into the nose. If the tear duct blockage is not removed, the stagnant tears can lead to recurrent eye
infections, even leading to severe conditions like endophthalmitis and eye blindness. The surgery performed
to treat the blocked tear duct passage is Dacryocystorhinostomy, or the DCR surgery, a surgery in which an
artificial opening is built, to connect the bypass the blocked tear duct and connect the middle meatus of
the nose to the lacrimal sac. This opening unblocks the tear duct, and gets you rid of all the symptoms.
Dacryocystorhinostomy surgery can be performed externally, through an incision over the
lacrimal sac - External DCR Surgery or through an endocopic route through the nose - Endonasal
Endoscopic DCR Surgery. External DCR surgery remains the gold standard method of cure for a blocked
nasolacrimal duct passage, with success percentages greater than 95% post surgery. Endonasal DCR is
performed in patient, who do not want an external scar post surgery, but percentages of success remain
significantly lower, touching approximately 75%.
The recovery time after this dacryocystorhinostomy surgery is a bit longer than usual.
After the surgery, you are not allowed to life heavy things, or blow your nose for at least a week,
because the nose blowing could cause nasal bleeding. You shouldn't use nasal sprays, other than the
ones recommended, and you shouldn't use Aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medications for the same time.
Usually, after two weeks of care, you should be able to return to your usual activities without too many
problems. The treatment that you have to take after the surgery consists of sinus irrigations and the
use of the nasal saline spray, to remove stuck blood clots and crusting within the nasal cavity.
Our eyes are our window to the whole wide world around us. Any abnormality with our eyes or
vision can cause us tremendous inconvenience and frustration. Medical conditions may result
in unnecessary, abnormal tearing from one or both eyes leading to blurry vision and irritation.
Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery can help you solve this problem. Tear duct obstruction surgery
is a reconstructive surgery which corrects the blockage in the tear drainage system and restores
normal vision and appearance.
Tear duct obstruction surgery involves reconstructing the tear canals to restore proper drainage
of tears. If you require this procedure, you must naturally want to find out the cost of tear duct
obstruction surgery. In India, very high-quality medical care is available at lower costs than other
countries. The costs of the surgery depend upon the type of surgery, and extent of reconstruction
At The Esthetic Clinic, we have a team of highly-qualified plastic surgeons who specialise in cosmetic
and reconstructive surgery. Our medical head, Dr. Debraj Shome, is one of the most famous oculoplastic
surgeons in India. Our dedicated staff is committed to giving you the best standard of care for your
cosmetic surgery needs. We use the newest techniques and high-tech equipments to improve our surgical
outcomes and reduce recovery times.
The Esthetic Clinic is at the forefront of techniques in DCR surgeries. Dr.Debraj Shome, one of the best
oculoplastic surgeons in the world, can perform not only the various types of lacrimal and canalicular
surgeries, but he can also consult you carefully, to see what else has to be done. Given his super-specialty
training in both ophthalmology and plastic surgery, Dr.Debraj Shome is skilled in all tearing and
eye watering disorders. Dr. Debraj Shome is a lacrimal expert, an expert in external DCR surgery as
well as endoscopic DCR surgery. He is the best judge of the type of surgery you require.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.