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Hello and thanks for your question. This doesn't absolutely have to be fixed, though it is likely the cause of your watering and contributes to the dry eye.
This problem is called ectropion. To fix it involves an outpatient surgery where you are given local anesthetic, and likely some small amount of intravenous medicine to help you relax. The recovery is minimal and this usually fixes the problem and it's attendant symptoms
Does that make sense?
Do you have any other questions about this?
Yes, thank you. It makes sense. Who can do this? I have an optamologist
who is considered quite talented. He removed my cataracks and inserted
Yes, most ophthalmologists should be able to do this surgery. If yours doesn't, then I would seek out an orbital/oculoplastic specialist (which is an ophthalmologist with fellowshiop training in doing precisely these kinds of surgeries).
new lenses. I can see and read without glasses and i am well satisfied.
The doc who did surgery for the "droops" was recommended by my
opt. I have an appt. coming up and will ask him about ectropion. Thanks.
My pleasure. Good luck.
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Can I ask another question - - -this time about my dog who has dibetes and
is blind. I understand she can be restored to sight by having new
Thank you it makes sense. I will approach my optimologist about ectropion. He also removed my cataracks and inserted new lenses and I can see well without
glasses. I am very happy with this. May I ask you about how dogs respond
to the same treatment? My dog has mature cataracks and is blind. The vet
said she still has dilation of pupils and is probably a candidate for
new lenses. Do you concur? Please answer. Thanks.
I'm sorry. I had to step away from my desk for a few minutes. Let me read your questions.
If your dog has gone blind from the effects of diabetes on the retina, then no, getting cataract surgery and new lens will not improve the vision. If there is not significant retinal damage from the diabetes, then yes, I would expect that getting cataract surgery with a new lens would improve the vision.
Thank you for the info . I REALLY appreciate your candid response.
And thanks also for the info you gave me about my eyes! Invaluaable!