Tearing in Tampa Bay
If you are experiencing frequent tearing in the eyes, you may be suffering from a tear duct obstruction or a similar condition. Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay specializes in the appropriate treatments to help patients in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, FL and the world, overcome this condition.
What is Tearing?
Tearing is a condition characterized by frequent tearing of the eyes. Tearing is often accompanied by red eyes, irritation, or even blurred vision depending on the cause. In most cases, the cause of tearing is a blocked or otherwise obstructed tear duct. When the tear ducts become blocked, they cannot drain properly, resulting in tearing and the other symptoms above.
There are several causes of tearing and blocked ducts, including infection, tumors, and injury. At Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay, we can diagnose your condition and recommend an effective tearing management treatment to help you achieve relief.
Am I A Good Candidate for Tearing Treatment?
If you are experiencing tearing that is affecting your quality of life, you may be a good candidate for tearing treatments. However, the best way to determine if you are a suitable candidate for these services is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Mohadjer.
During your consultation, you and Dr. Mohadjer will discuss your goals in order to determine what treatment options are best for you. At this point, we will be able to help you schedule your treatment or find a suitable alternative.
What is the Tearing Treatment Like?
For tearing caused by minor tear duct obstructions, treatment is quite simple. For causes like infections, we may recommend medication or manual drainage of the tear ducts. These treatments often produce quick results with minimal office time, and do not require any downtime.
For more severe cases, surgery may be necessary. In these situations, an incision will be made near the tear ducts. Then, the ducts will be propped open using a small implant, which will allow the tear ducts to drain normally. Surgical procedures are performed with anesthetic for your safety and comfort, and are typically completed in about an hour.
What is the Tearing Treatment Recovery Process Like?
As stated above, minor tearing treatments do not require any significant downtime, or even any at all. Even surgical treatments require a fairly brief recovery period. After a tearing surgery, you may experience some swelling and soreness, but these side effects typically fade within a week or two. You’ll be encouraged to rest and take time off of other activities for a few days, but you’ll be able to return to your usual habits soon after treatment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from Tearing Treatment?
The goal of tearing treatment is to eliminate blockages in the tear ducts and produce long-lasting relief. This relief is often immediate, or will develop within a few days of treatment. Treatment is not a guarantee that future blockages will not develop, but many patients do achieve long-lasting results. If you have a condition that makes you prone to tear duct obstructions, you may need to monitor your results in order to prevent any serious issues from recurring.
To learn more about tearing treatments or to schedule your consultation at Eyelid Surgeons of Tampa Bay, contact us today. We are proud to serve the men and women living in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, FL and around the world.