Following the lifting of restrictions by the Government, we would like to reassure all our patients that the way we interact with you will not be changing. All staff and consultants will continue to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing, and we require our patients and visitors to do the same, so that we are all protected.

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Tear duct unblocking at Blakelands Hospital

A blocked tear duct can be a partial or complete blockage in your tear pathway between the surface of your eye to your nose.

This results in a watery eye as your tears can’t drain away and they end up overflowing onto your face and cheek. It can also cause: the white part of your eye to become red, recurrent eye infections, painful swelling around the inside corner of your eye, pus discharge and eyelid crusting.

Adults can develop a blocked tear duct due to an infection, an injury or, a tumour.

Your surgeon will aim to treat the cause of the blockage. For example, if you’ve had a long term infection that’s blocking the duct then antibiotics will be recommended. You may need surgery to restore normal tear drainage by opening the blocked passageway or creating a new channel.

How do I see an Ophthalmologist at Blakelands Hospital?

If you have problems with your eyes that is affecting your quality of life, talk to your GP or Ophthalmologist and ask for a referral to Blakelands Hospital.

We provide Ophthalmology services for both NHS patients and Private patients either self-paying for their treatment or using medical insurance.

If you have any questions about using your Private Medical Insurance or self-paying for treatment, please call 01908 049 665 or email us via our contact form.

Finance packages are available via a medical loan with 0% finance, further details are available here.

Which Ophthalmic Consultants can I see about my eyes?

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Spread the cost of your treatment

  • Fixed monthly payments over a term that enables you to budget
  • Loan money paid directly to Ramsay Health Care
  • A loan designed to put more expensive health procedures within easier reach
  • Simple Online application
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  • Your choice of consultant
  • No cancellations
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