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I have had swelling in my right eye lid, 3 months.most

I have had swelling in my right eye lid, for approx 3 months.most noticeable in the corner of my eye closest to my nose. It can be red and at times makes me look like I have a black eye. I have gone to my medical doctor who had me got to a eye specialist, who thought it was a clogged tear duct. I was prescribed Amoxocillan. I have been off the medicine for over a month now, In the mornings its worse, and it bothers me, aches almost- what can it be/

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Dr. A.S. Desai

Board certified general ophthalmologist

Master's Degree

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I am seeing an opthalmologist and an opthalmic plastic surgeon

I am seeing an opthalmologist and an opthalmic plastic surgeon because excessive tearing on a fairly regular basis. Dry eye, trauma, and blockages have been ruled out. Apparently my eyes just produce too many tears too fast for them to drain properly. The opthalmic plastic surgeon has suggested a bilateral lower lid one snip, but I don't see this procedure recommended in the internet research I've done. This procedure is apparently for tightening sagging lower eye lid which is not my problem. The only procedure I have seen suggested in websites is a dacryocystorhinostomy but that's to relieve a blockage which, as I said earlier, has been ruled out. If my "system" simply produces too many tears to drain, would in deed either of these 2 procedures relieve the problem? Can you suggest any remedies?

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Dr. Dan B.

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My right eye has been tearing for about three months now.

My right eye has been tearing for about three months now. I was put on steroid eye drops which did not work. My eye dr probed my eye and when she administered the saline, the saline shot right back out of my eye. My dr said that I have a blocked tear duct and has referred me to plastic eye surgeon. I am just wondering what the normal course of treatment for this is? Is surgery the only way to correct this? If so, is the surgery invasive or a "simple" procedure?

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Dr. Dan B.

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

Doctoral Degree

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I have watery eyes every day. I have also a nose that runs

I have watery eyes every day. I have also a nose that runs constantly with very watery fluid. sometimes just running uncontrollably.especially when I bend over.I also have when touched pain in and around my nasal bone.I have seen a consultant, who while admitting the mucus was very watery, could offer no explanation.Sometimes while at home I will walk around with a tissue stuffed up each nostril,and now my eyes are getting worse,as I have a job to read.Doctors just scratch their heads when I tell them how painful the area around my nasal bone. It seems to be the cartlidge that hurts. Can you please help.

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Dr. Rick

Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist

Doctoral Degree

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Resubmitted question regarding dacryostenosis . . .

I just a question which was directed to "Dr. Rick" regarding a case of dacryostenosis. It was about 3 or 4 paragraphs long. Somehow I have failed to correctly negotiate the login and/or payment system and I suspect that my question has been lost. I would like to have it answered. Please help me to retrieve this latest question which is in regard to a severe, chronic case of dacryostenosis which has so far not responded to any of the treatments I have tried. Thank you. Cosima Krueger-Cunningham

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Dr. Rick

Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist

Doctoral Degree

16,740 satisfied customers
I have a hx of myopia and therefore have flat corneas and am

I have a hx of myopia and therefore have flat corneas and am at risk for retinal detachment. My nephew, with the same refraction needs as my own, has had spontaneous detachments and required laser repairs. Now I have nasolacrimal stenosis and am considering having a dacryocystorhinostoy. Since I should avoid trauma to my eye, which might trigger retinal detachment, should I seek out less tramatic atttempts at treatment first If they fail, then seek out a laser procedure rather than a drill? Also, since I think dry eye syndrome contributed to my stenosis, should I use estrogen eye drops?

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Dr. Dan B.

Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

Doctoral Degree

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My eyes constantly tear, it is really quite annoying. I dont

My eyes constantly tear, it is really quite annoying. I don't have blocked or inflamed tear ducts, antihistamines don't do too much. This is a hereditary condition, and I am the 3rd generation that I am aware of that has this problem, (in the next few years I expect the runny nose to start as this follows the hereditary architype) Can anything be done to stop this? Melody

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Dr. A.S. Desai

Board certified general ophthalmologist

Master's Degree

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However excessive tearing started about a month

I have been treated for about 2 months for blepherits. However excessive tearing started about a month ago. They put tubes in but it's no better. I have to wipe my eyes all the time. Now they are sending me to a specialist and saying its Epiphora and I may need more invasive procedures. How do I know if this is the right way to go? What are the risks?

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Dr. A.S. Desai

Board certified general ophthalmologist

Master's Degree

2,962 satisfied customers
It seems as if the little drainage tube from my eye to my nose

It seems as if the little drainage tube from my eye to my nose is plugged. The eye waters along with some viscous stuff and there is pressure type pain between the eye and the nose.What to do?

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Dr.S Riaz

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