Eye Care Updates

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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