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Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
St. James University Hospital, Leeds, UK

Lacrimal system diseases

Lacrimal system diseases

Watery eye (Epiphora)

Overview: How do tears normally drain away from the surface of the eye? Tears wash away debris from the eye and are drained away into the nose via two small drainage ports (or ‘puncta’) in the inner corner of the upper and lower eyelids. The puncta each lead to a short horizontal drainage…

Dry eye

Dry eyes are common and can give a feeling of itching, burning, grittiness, an intermittent blurring of the vision or even double vision. There are a number of treatments, medications, and procedures that can help dry eye symptoms. The tear film is made up of three layers: a mucous sticky layer, a…

Dacryocystitis

The lacrimal excretory system is prone to infection and inflammation for various reasons. This mucous membrane-lined tract is contiguous with 2 surfaces (conjunctival and nasal mucosal) that are normally colonised with bacteria. The functional purpose of the lacrimal excretory system is to drain…

Nasolacrimal duct obstruction

Nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO) is the obstruction of nasolacrimal duct (NLD) and may be either congenital or acquired. Obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct leads to the excess overflow of tears called epiphora. Symptoms Excessive tearing is the most important complaint of patients with…

Dacryocystorhinostomy

What is DCR surgery? DCR surgery is done to treat a watery, sticky eye caused by narrowing or blockage of the tear drainage tubes, which run from the inner corner of the eye into the tear sac and then down into the nose. A new passage is made between the tear sac and the nose and this bypasses…