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

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How to Tell if You Have Blocked Tear Ducts | King of Prussia | The Morgenstern Center

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.

If other strategies fail, you should set up an appointment with the oculo-facial surgeons at The Morgenstern Center. Our professional staff and experienced doctors will fix your tear duct blockage quickly and with minimum discomfort. Contact us if you live in Philadelphia, Wayne, King of Prussia, or the surrounding areas. We can be reached by phone at (610) 687.8771.