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My tear ducts are plugged. I have been doing hot compresses

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My tear ducts are plugged. I have been doing hot compresses but it is not helping. What else can be done? I am tearing up lots in the outside air.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  eyesight2020 replied 1 year ago.

eyesight2020 :

Hello,

eyesight2020 :

I see you are offline at the moment.

eyesight2020 :

Have you been diagnosed recently with blocked tear ducts?

eyesight2020 :

Sometimes mildly massaging the area may help as long as there is not significant stenosis of the opening of the tear ducts

eyesight2020 :

To help with this sometimes your eye doctor may perform a procedure called dilation and irrigation which is actually a probing procedure done under local anesthesia to aid in in openinng the tear ducts opening so tears can drain

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sometimes in some cases surgery is done to reconstruct the passage way

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Expert:  eyesight2020 replied 1 year ago.
The best thing is to be evaluated by your eye doctor,and your eye doctor can determine for you which procedure is the most appropriate one for you.
Any other questions feel free to drop me a note below.
Otherwise thank you for your rating
Good night.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for all the info..I was seen 8 months ago He fushed the eyes. I will be seeing my doc tomorrow he has said before that I might need plugs put in for drainage. I groom dogs, will this be a problem for me with hair flying about?

Expert:  eyesight2020 replied 1 year ago.
If he chooses to insert plugs for you,since it will be done in his office with no dog hair around it should not present an issue.

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