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Tear duct surgery recovery

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Watering : The eye may water, follow the directions given you by the surgeon. Remember not to rub or itch that area.

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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Each : Each surgeon has his own way of doing the surgery so this is a question best directed to your surgeon. As a rule though, the eye may continue to wate... Read More
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Ask your doc: These are great questions to ask your surgeon before you agree to surgery!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
If bothering you: The real question is whether it bothers you or not. We all may have little malfunctions, but if they aren't causing discomfort or annoyance, they can ... Read More
Dr. Timothy Perozek
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Possibly: If the blocked tear duct results in tearing down your cheek, you may need surgery. If the blocked tear duct results in infections, you may need surge... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Tear duct blockage: Are you concerned the tear duct blockage is due to surgery or reappearance of tumor? Need to followup with ophthalmologist to assess the tear ducts.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rosberger
Retinal Surgery 32 years experience
The solution really depends upon what the underying problem is. If you have had tear duct surgery "that hasn't worked", you need to go back to your op... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Blocked tear ducts and blepharitis are 2 different problems but symptoms of blocked tear ducts may resemble symptoms of blepharitis: crusted eyelids ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
It is safe!: Different parts of the eyes, and depending on the surgeon will determine which order it will be done. It's in different sections of the eye/nose compl... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
tear duct surgery or DCR is a covered surgery under most if not all insurance plans, while removing the lower lid fat pads is not usually covered by i... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Cancer unlikely: Tear duct cancer is virtually unheard of. The symptoms are more likely to be due to scarring in the duct.