Tear ducts, also known as lacrimal sacs, have the task of draining tears from your eyes. Blocked tear ducts or malfunctioning ones can be extremely painful and cause a series of problems with your eyes as well as your overall health. Fortunately, Dr. Syed Ahmad and his team are extremely knowledgeable in performing successful tear duct surgery. In many cases, it might be crucial that you get tear duct surgery performed as quickly as possible in order to help your eyes stay clean and infection free.
The Importance of Tear Ducts
Lacrimal sacs are crucial to the overall health of eyes as they prevent foreign objects from damaging the eye by keeping eyeballs hydrated. With a malfunctioning tear duct, you would suffer from dry eyes or shortage of tears. In some cases, there might even be an over-production of tears. All these symptoms can cause serious eye infection if there is no proper drainage. Tear duct surgery becomes crucial in such instances.
What are the Symptoms of This Affliction?
There are many symptoms that can make you understand that something is wrong with your eyes. These entail the usual redness of the eye and blurred vision. However, you can consider the issue to be a tear duct blockage if you have a problem of over-tearing, eye discharge, swelling and recurrent infections. Other symptoms of such blockage include persistent fever, crusty eyelashes, and tears that are tinged with blood.
Who is a Good Candidate for Tear Duct Surgery?
Individuals who suffer from eye problems and the above-mentioned symptoms should get in touch with our surgeon immediately. We will carry out simple diagnostic tests to understand the severity of the blockage. It is important that you visit a professional and experienced eye doctor because in many cases, a tear duct blockage can be cured by flushing of eyes, intubation, antiseptic drops or dilation. However, if our doctor suggests that you require tear duct surgery, then you should not hesitate or waste time.