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Epiphora - nothing to cry about!

Updated: Aug 26, 2021

Tears of sorrow or tears of joy! Tears are essential to keep our eyes working properly. Stagnation or blockage in the system/working of the drainage pathway of tears leads to a medical condition called Epiphora.

Epiphora symptoms include excessive tearing of the eye and constant overflow of tears onto the face, leading to sore n swollen eyes with sharp pain, blurred vision, light sensitivity, ous formation and enlarged blood vessels.

Did you know that today advancement in nasal surgery can treat this issue and that too purely endoscopically, which means gone are the days of cut on the face surgeries done by ophthalmic surgeons (eye surgeons).

An ENT surgeon can treat this disorder by conducting a Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)- a type of surgery done to create a new tear drain between your eyes and your nose, endoscopically. It's a day procedure and the patient can go home by evening.

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