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Which Doctor performs the surgery to unblock a plugged tear

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Which Doctor performs the surgery to unblock a plugged tear duct on an adult in Canada,please?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.

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An optometrist will not be able to help you with this issue. You need to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist (eye MD). She will be able to do any surgery you might need.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.
Let me know if there is anything else you would like to discuss pertaining to this issue.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

OK Doctor, but how do I get a referral to an Opthamalogist, when I don't have a family doctor? Would an Optometrist be able to refer me?



Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.
Yes. An optometrist should be able to refer you.
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