What is Lacrimal Surgery?

Lacrimal Surgery


Signs and symptoms of a blocked tear duct include:

  • Excessive tearing
  • Redness of the white part of the eye
  • Recurrent eye infection or inflammation (pink eye)
  • Painful swelling near the inside corner of the eye
  • Crusting of the eyelids
  • Mucus or pus discharge from the lids and surface of the eye
  • Blurred vision

Lacrimal Surgery. Each time you blink, the eyelid spreads the tears over the surface of the eye and pumps the excess tears into a duct that drains into your nose. The duct can become blocked, which leads to an overflow of tears that will run down our face. This is corrected surgically by creating a new pathway through which tears flow.