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Tear Duct Disorder - Excessive Tearing

Tearing can be a source of nuisance to a patient because of the inconvenience of having to wipe the eye frequently and the blurred vision caused by the tears. Excess tearing can also lead to irritation of the surrounding eyelid skin. Tearing problems may be related to narrow or blocked tear ducts. 

Dr. Victor treats both simple and complex tearing problems. Dry eyes are treated by placing punctual plugs or punctual occlusion. Occasionally tightening and raising the lower eyelid will improve dry eyes as well. 

Tearing problems in adults may be related to a narrow punctum, or opening of the duct on the eyelid margin. This can be repaired in the office with a minor procedure to enlarge the passageway. Partial or complete nasolacrimal duct obstructions usually require an outpatient procedure. This procedure can be performed endoscopically or via a small incision on the side of the nose. A small tube is in inserted at the time of surgery and then removed in the office at a later date.

Insurance will usually cover these procedures depending on the benefits of your plan.

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About Victor Eyecare

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At Victor Eyecare, each member of our vision care team is selected by Dr. Warren Victor based upon his or her experience, professional demeanor, and dedication to providing personalized care to our ophthalmology patients.

Our staff is committed to ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient. We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointment times that meet your needs.

We know that you have a choice when it comes to West Valley ophthalmologists, and we strive to provide you with the expert eye care you deserve.