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What is lacrimal inflammation?

What is lacrimal inflammation?

Tear inflammation: The lacrimal system is the part of the external eye which produces tears, bathes the eye and drains into the nose. Inflammation of any part of this system is defined as lacrimal inflammation. ...Read more

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Should there be a small black dot on the inferior lacrimal punctum? Is this normal?

Should there be a small black dot on the inferior lacrimal punctum? Is this normal?

Need to see it: It's difficult to know without seeing what you describe — but the central opening of the lacrimal punctum can appear as a black spot, so this likely is normal. See your doctor if pain, swelling, dry or red eyes develop. ...Read more

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I feel my eyes are dry. And lacrimal triangles became deep. Can't look at PC for a long time?

I feel my eyes are dry. And lacrimal triangles
 became deep. Can't look at PC for a long time?

Dry eyes: The eyes dry our more rapidly with concentration (i.e. Computer work or reading). Use artificial tears and oral vitamins supplements (omega — 3's, flax seed oils, and anti-oxidants). Follow up with eye specialist if not improving after 3 months. ...Read more

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Why would a lacrimal gland stay swollen?

Why would a lacrimal gland stay swollen?

Dacryoadenitis: Usually it's an inflammation of the lacrimal gland however other causes can cause enlargement of a lacrimal gland. Non caseating granulomas in sarcoidosis, benign tumors such as pleomorphic adnenomas, or malignancies like lymphoma or adenoid cystic carcinoma can cause enlarged lacrimal glands. If your lacrimal gland is swollen and doesn't resolve on conservative treatment it needs biopsy ...Read more

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What causes the lacrimal glands to secrete tears when we experience physical or mental pain?

What causes the lacrimal glands to secrete tears when we experience physical or mental pain?

Tears: This is a normal physiological process and is based on connections in the brain and the pain and emotion areas of the brain. Tears is only one of the responses that appear. ...Read more

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How to treat lacrimal caruncle infection?

How to treat lacrimal caruncle infection?

Lacrimal caruncle : Infections related to these are usually managed with topical antibiotics, the preparations of which often have a steroid added. If these do not respond rapidly it would be a good idea to see an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist). ...Read more

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I have a mole in the lacrimal I want to remove what doctor shoul I go to?

I have a mole in the lacrimal I want to remove what doctor shoul I go to?

Ophthalmologist: Start with your general ophthalmologist. Most of them are trained to remove such a pigmented lesion. They might recommend and oculoplastic surgeon or corneal surgeon to remove this mole. ...Read more

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I don't know if it's always been this way, but my left lacrimal caruncle looks bigger & redder than my right. Optometrist next week. Malignancy?

I don't know if it's always been this way, but my left lacrimal caruncle looks bigger & redder than my right. Optometrist next week. Malignancy?

Doubtful!: While cancer can occur anywhere, it is still relatively rare, especially there. You are doing the best thing by getting it checked though, to be sure. Avoid scents and aerosols and use only hypoallergenic skin care products as irritation from scents and aerosols can cause irritation to the eyes, as well as to the linings of the respiratory tract (ears, nose, throat and lungs) and to the skin. ...Read more

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Hi sir, crp test 0.654mg/dl.swealing lacrimal gland inside orbital area. Iis that normal.should be (0-0.500mg/dl) some says(0-0.8mg/dl) confuseee?

Hi sir, crp test 0.654mg/dl.swealing lacrimal gland inside orbital area. Iis that normal.should be (0-0.500mg/dl) some says(0-0.8mg/dl) confuseee?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, CRP is not diagnostic of any disease. It is a measure of the presence of inflammation. Even by conservative standards, your CRP level is not a cause for concern. You do need to see an eye doctor of the proper care. ...Read more

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A week ago, my left lacrimal punctum was swollen; however, it subsided the next day. Today, I realise it is still swollen around duct and it's itchy.

A week ago, my left lacrimal punctum was swollen; however, it subsided the next day. Today, I realise it is still swollen around duct and it's itchy.

Itchy eye: Try some visine or other antihistamine eye drop. You can use warm compresses on the eye and if it does not resolve this weekend, see your doctor for an antibiotic drop on Monday. Tobrex (tobramycin) is a good broad antibiotic drop to use. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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I found a blister near inferior lacrimal puntcum, I've mgd caused by long term alergy. I really need help to heal blister n mgd without surgry/injection?

I found a blister near inferior lacrimal puntcum, I've mgd caused by long term alergy. I really need help to heal blister n mgd without surgry/injection?

Warm compress: A sty is a moderately inflamed "sweat ducts" in the eyelid. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. 4-6 x a day. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Doc, please answer me what is the function of lacrimal caruncle in eyes?

Doc, please answer me what is the function of lacrimal caruncle in eyes?

Unknown: There is no actual known function for this universal tissue piece on the nasal side of all eyes. In fact, if it is surgically removed it will grow back, so the eye seems to want it to be there. ...Read more

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How to treat eye irritation on one side near exterior lacrimal in corner of eye (canuc lacrim?

How to treat eye irritation on one side near exterior lacrimal in corner of eye (canuc lacrim?

Eye irritation: The question to be addressed is what is causing the irritation you are experiencing. An ophthalmologist can address this issue. ...Read more

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I have severe itching of the lacrimal caruncle area and constant tearing. I take zyrtec (cetirizine) and Pataday daily- no relief. Any suggestions?

I have severe itching of the lacrimal caruncle area and constant tearing. I take zyrtec (cetirizine) and Pataday daily- no relief. Any suggestions?

Ophthalmologist: If you are having continual symptoms of the eyes that is not resolved by your medications, then you should see your primary care physician or an Ophthalmologist (eye specialist). ...Read more