How Do I Know if I Need Tear Duct Revision Surgery?

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American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Oculofacial Plastic Surgery American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery American Academy of Ophthalmology American Board of Ophthalmology American College of Surgeons (ACS) WillsEye Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Blocked tear ducts can be painful and dangerous to the long-term health of your eyes. Fortunately, the professional oculo-facial surgeons at The Morgenstern Center have the qualifications and experience to offer King of Prussia revision surgery on your tear ducts when necessary. But when does it become necessary?

The first step in determining whether you need tear duct revision surgery is to figure out whether you have a blocked tear duct. Symptoms of a blocked tear duct include:

  • Inflammation of the tear duct and eye
  • Tenderness and swelling in the skin around the tear duct
  • Frequent eye infections
  • Mucus discharge from the eye
  • Blurred vision
  • Tears tinged with blood
  • Persistent fever
  • Crusty eyelashes

Next, you should determine whether there are alternatives to surgery. Tear duct revision surgery is a big step and should not be taken lightly. Your doctor at The Morgenstern Center can help you figure out whether antibiotic drops, dilation, intubation, or "flushing" of the eyes can resolve the problem.

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