Eye Care Updates

reading glasses
15Sep, 2016

BY 2050

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This week’s column emphasizes the importance of regular eye exams. The physicians and staff at MAYO EYE CENTER make a special effort to explain everything to you regarding your condition, medications, treatment, surgery, etc. If you are unsure or do not understand something, please do not hesitate to ask us.
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dacryocystorhinostomy
27Jul, 2016

POOLING TEARS

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When the small chamber (lacrimal sac) into which the tears drain from the eye becomes infected, tears become trapped and form a pool. This condition (known as “dacryocystitis”) blocks tears from flowing from the inner corners of the eyes, along the nose, and out through the nasal passages. As bacteria grow in the pool of blocked tears, infection sets in and reddening, tenderness, and swelling develop at the inside corner of the eye. This most commonly occurs in infants and older adults. Treatment may begin with warm compresses and gentle massage, followed by probing of the […]
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