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Lacrimal Surgery

Do you find yourself having to constantly wipe away tears? Dr. Abbott offers lacrimal surgery in Dallas to address the root cause of excessive tearing. You don’t have to live with constant tearing — contact Dr. Abbott today.

Do You Suffer From Persistent Tearing?

Your tears serve a vital function — they moisten and protect your eyes. But the lacrimal ducts responsible for allowing the tears can sometimes get clogged or malpositioned, which leads to excessive and persistent tearing. The blockage can occur in the opening in the eyelid, the small drain in the eyelid, or the duct in the nose. If you find yourself constantly wiping away tears, there’s a strong chance you’re dealing with a blocked duct and need treatment.

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What Causes Persistent Teary Eyes?

You may suffer from excessive tearing because of excess tear production or insufficient drainage. Excess tear production may happen because of an unhealthy tear film or dry eyes. Insufficient tear drainage may happen because of blocked or malpositioned ducts along the lacrimal drainage path, which starts from the eyelids and reaches the nose. If any ducts along this path are blocked, you may suffer from excessive tearing. For more information on lacrimal surgery in Dallas, please contact us today.

Teary Eye Diagnosis: Lacrimal System Evaluation

Lacrimal system evaluation is a thorough physical examination of the eye and tears production systems. During this evaluation, Dr. Abbott will review your symptoms, such as eye discharge, excessive or insufficient tearing, burning or itching sensations, and vision problems. She may also use special medical tools to assess tear production and determine the root cause of excessive tearing, based on which she’ll curate a personalized treatment plan.

Teary Eye Treatment: Lacrimal Surgery

Lacrimal surgery, also known as tear duct surgery or dacryocystorhinostomy “DCR”, is a procedure that treats problems with blocked or infected tear ducts. During lacrimal surgery, the area of the blocked tear duct is rerouted so that your tears may freely flow. If there is an infection of the lacrimal sac (dacryocystitis), this typically resolves following DCR. Dr. Abbott usually performs lacrimal surgery under general anesthesia at her accredited surgical facility.

Recovery After Teary Eye & Lacrimal Surgery

After lacrimal surgery in Dallas, you can expect mild redness, irritation, and discomfort in the eye for a few days. The downtime is minimal, and you can resume most of your daily activities within a few days. However, strenuous workouts and activities that strain your eyes should be avoided for a few weeks. You must follow your surgeon’s aftercare guidelines, such as avoiding contact with the eye, cleaning and lubricating the eye properly, and taking medications as prescribed.

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Contact Dr. Abbott

Dr. Meredith Abbott is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist and Fellowship-Trained Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon. She is known for her compassionate and personalized approach to surgery, where she goes above and beyond to ensure her patients feel safe, comforted, and supported throughout the surgical process. Please schedule an appointment with Dr. Abbott to explore your treatment options for excessive tearing.

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