Watery Eyes and Tear Duct Repair

Watery eyes are usually a sign of blocked tear ducts resulting from infection, injury, tumor, or most commonly allergies and sinus problems. Tear duct surgery (dacryocystorhinostomy) may be performed to open or bypass the duct and allow the tears to drain directly into the nose. Tear duct surgery can be performed through a small incision in the corner of the eye or by use of endoscopic surgery, which uses a tiny camera placed through the nose. One can expect the use of silicone tubes (not very visible to the public) placed from tear duct ending in the nose to hold the passageway open during the healing phase for two months. After surgery there could be slight bleeding from the nose for several hours. The area around the eye would be black and blue and swollen for about a week. Once the tube is removed the eye should stop watering, often times with signs of dry eye until the eye acclimates to its new environment.

Hospital - waiting room

Stay Connected on
Instagram

Email Call Map Hours
CENTRE FOR ADVANCED FACIAL COSMETIC & PLASTIC SURGERY - Julian De Silva M.B.B.S, M.D.

Covid-19 Update

Through the new phase of restrictions in the United Kingdom, The Centre London will remain open for patients. We are proud to offer our services in a CQC registered clinical environment, with strict COVID hygiene and safety protocols. Our Team will contact you should your appointment need to be changed, otherwise, we look forward to seeing you at 23 Harley Street.