Blocked tear ducts / stents fell out... next

Posted by fancyrph @fancyrph, Jan 30, 2019

My tear ducts are blocked from trauma of long term inflammation after getting poison in my eyes. I am constantly wiping the tears of my eyes so they don’t roll down my face. The tears also impede my vision. This is so annoying & causing problems. The mini minoka stents put in by an oculoplastic surgeon didn’t even last a month. One fell out the next day & the other within 30 days. The next procedure to fix the problem is to go up through the nose to cut a new place for years to drain down into. Has anyone had blocked tear ducts & what have you done to fix it that has worked? Thanks.

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@fancryph Hi I have and my son when born had clogged tear ducts my Dr told me to run my finger in corner from top to bottom several times a day to clear them I still do mine daily But check with your eye Dr.first to make sure you have nothing more going on See your Ophthalmologist

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@lioness

@fancryph Hi I have and my son when born had clogged tear ducts my Dr told me to run my finger in corner from top to bottom several times a day to clear them I still do mine daily But check with your eye Dr.first to make sure you have nothing more going on See your Ophthalmologist

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Unfortunately my tear ducts are lined with scar tissue so stents & surgery are all that’s left to do. Thanks.

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@fancyrph I'm sorry to hear that. Did you have surgery already to have scar tissue?

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My stints also fell out. There is an eye mask that when heated can relax those dry eyes, ado a hot wet washcloth on your rurd got yen minutes helps tejudtsye

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@lioness

@fancyrph I'm sorry to hear that. Did you have surgery already to have scar tissue?

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No the scar tissue was from the initial injury & my eyes being inflamed for 2 weeks after getting exposure to poison dust from tick granules. Scar tissue developed after that incident so it rendered the tear duct system non-functional. Stents helped. The mini Minoka stents did not work. They pop out quick. The other stent is where it’s looped through your nose/tear duct system & tied so it can’t come out until it’s cut. It looks like a fishing line! Worked good. 6 months is the max to leave those in but mine were in 9 months. So those have been pulled out. Wasn’t happy about that. Next procedure is to go up through the nose & cut a new tear duct. Not sure what that’s called.

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@fancyrph

No the scar tissue was from the initial injury & my eyes being inflamed for 2 weeks after getting exposure to poison dust from tick granules. Scar tissue developed after that incident so it rendered the tear duct system non-functional. Stents helped. The mini Minoka stents did not work. They pop out quick. The other stent is where it’s looped through your nose/tear duct system & tied so it can’t come out until it’s cut. It looks like a fishing line! Worked good. 6 months is the max to leave those in but mine were in 9 months. So those have been pulled out. Wasn’t happy about that. Next procedure is to go up through the nose & cut a new tear duct. Not sure what that’s called.

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@fancyrph Thanks for the explanation .I hadn't heard of this before.One time a ractioner said for tear ducts Rub them first then spread finger over lower life to increase them but in your case not sure it would help any .Good luck with your next procedure.

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@fancyrph Finger slip in spelling Rub corner,s then spread under lower life a Dr told me about this

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