Tear duct unblocking

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.

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