Moisture is necessary for your eyes to be protected on a daily basis. Lack of moisture can result in irritated and watery eyes, which can be uncomfortable. Not only can this be annoying, but it can also cause problems as severe as damaging your eyesight. If this sounds like you, you may be a good candidate for tear duct surgery.
What are blocked tear ducts?
One of the main causes of chronic watery eyes is a blockage in your tear ducts. If a tear duct is blocked, tears that should naturally drain through the nose are forced to exit through the eyes, which causes the constantly watering or irritated eyes.
What is tear duct surgery?
Tear duct surgery, also known as dacryocystorhinostomy or DCR, is an effective way of resolving your problem. Tear duct surgery involves creating a pathway for your tears to drain properly. This procedure is minimally invasive and treats the blocked tear duct directly. This procedure helps unblock the duct and redirect the flow of the tears. This should also help reduce the irritation or itchiness of eyes.
Am I a good candidate for tear duct surgery?
Watery eyes can be frustrating, but they can cause further damage if left untreated. Meeting with our team for a consultation can help determine if tear duct surgery is right for you. This is typically performed as an outpatient procedure from the comfort of our Plano office.
Our team is lead by Dr. Syed Ahmad, MD, a board-certified medical specialist focused on ophthalmology and oculoplastics. Dr. Ahmad specializes in procedures that target the extremely delicate tissues that exist in and around the eyes. He prides himself on focusing on individual patients and meeting their needs, so it is critical to him that, during your consultation, you are able to work together to create the personalized, individualized treatment plan right for you and your goals!
If you’re interested in learning more about how you could benefit from tear duct surgery, contact us today at the office of Syed Ahmad, MD, to schedule a consultation. Our team at our Plano, Texas, office is dedicated to you receiving the help and care you deserve. Contact us today!