If you have had a tear duct surgery called DCR (Dacryocystorhinostomy), I recommend that you should be off work for a minimum 48 hours. The majority, if they are working well for six weeks, will work well indefinitely.
The oculoplastic surgeon will direct the patient on how often the drops have to go in, how often nasal sprays have to be used and also give an information sheet on how to use the NeilMed nasal douche.The douche will clear out some of the packing and any blood clots from inside the nose after the surgery, and also makes the nose feel very fresh and clean.
We treat symptoms of sticky eye in infants and children on a daily basis.
A Jones tube is a glass Pyrex tube, which bypasses a severe tear duct obstruction or loss affecting the small channels called the canaliculi.
Epiphora is the medical term for a watering eye from a tear duct obstruction. At Clinica, we treat epiphora on a regular basis.
Excessive tearing or troublesome watering with tears overflowing down the cheek can have many different causes, and there are several different surgical options, including DCR surgery.
Acute dacryocystitis in adults is a painful condition of the tear sac (lacrimal sac) when the tear duct is blocked.
LighTears DCR is an operation for watering eyes which is done under local anaesthetic with sedation. It is very suitable for older patients.
Sticky eyes in children can be a sign of infection and it it's important to know the symptoms to know when to visit the doctor.
There are several different options for watering eyes surgery. At Clinica London the platinum standard is the endoscopic and external DCR.