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May I ask a couple of questions?
When the optometrist " He also did drain the tear duct with saline but that didn't seem to help either. "...did he actually irrigate saline through th elacrimal duct so that you felt it in the back of your throat?
i didn't feel it at the back of my throat, i felt it very slightly come down my nose and that was it
Thanks.....well it sure sound like you have a blockage somewhere in your nasalolacrimal system. I suggest you make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. We see and deal with your type of problem almost daily. And the good news is that you can be fixed. It might take a simple surigal proceedure...but you do not have to live with this.
is it an office procedure?
Possibly, or it might require a little more.......but these are normally handled in the surgeon's out patient surgeries.
Having seen several hundred over the years, I assure you that the results are generably very gratifing.
Ok, i was thinking I should just see an ophthalmologist, the optometrist seemed a little confused by my problem
YES....this is in the realm of an ophthalmoligist. Please let me know if you have any other question about this?
no, you've been helpful, I will make an appt with an ophthalmologist. Thanks!
Great....I bet you will be just fine.