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Specialty / Tearing Issues

Tearing issues can be the result over production of tears or the poor outflow of tears into the tear duct system. Our oculoplastic surgeons offer tear duct surgeries that can restore outflow and resolve tearing issues.

How Your Tear System Works

Tearing is when the eye experiences watering that is not caused by crying. The source of tearing can broadly be defined as either over production of tear or poor outflow of tears into the tear duct system. Proper diagnosis of the source is key to guiding management.

 

 

Common Tear Duct Procedures

  • Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)
  • Puntoplasty
  • Reap of Tear Duct Damage from Trauma or Cancer

 

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