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Blockage in Tear Duct Treated Successfully

Miss Sarita; 18 yr old female came to Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute (AEHI) located at Sanpada, Navi Mumbai with chief complains of pain and watering from her left eye. She could not concentrate on her studies as her vision was blurry and would also have excessive tearing while studying. Finally fed up with tearing she told her parents about it who decided to take her for a consultation with an Eye specialist.

Shehad an appointment with Dr. Akshay Nair, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and Ocular Oncology.  Dr. Akshay Nair checked her eyes and diagnosed the condition as Dacryocystitis. He described about what is Dacryocystitis and the treatment for it. The treatment for Dacryocystitis was Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). She was scheduled for operation. 

Sarita was given general anaesthesia. The operation to remove the blockage of the lacrimal sac began. Dr. Akshay Nair tried to open the blockage and successfully did it. She was kept under observation for a bit and was discharged back home the same day. She was given special instructions that she had to take care of . She was administered few medicines that would take care of her eye infection and heal her eyes fast.

Sarita came for her follow-up visits and now had no complains what so ever like she had earlier. Sarita and her parents were very thankful to Dr. Akshay Nair for helping their daughter with her problem.



What is Dacryocystitis?

It is Inflammation or swelling of Lacrimal Sac or the part in the eye responsible for tears. It presents with pain, swelling, redness over lacrimal sac, fever and excessive tearing.


What do you mean by Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)?

Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is an operative procedure to restore the flow of tears into the nose from the lacrimal sac when the nasolacrimal duct is not functioning. 


About Dr. Akshay Nair:

Dr. Akshay G Nair is a fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon. After his residency at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, he trained at L V Prasad Eye Institute, which has trained the best oculoplasty surgeons in India. He has published over 33 papers in peer-reviewed journals in national and international journals. He serves as a reviewer for 9 journals. He practices at Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute, Navi Mumbai; one of the best eye hospitals in India.


About Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute:

 Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute in Navi Mumbai is equipped with one of the best eye hospitals in Mumbai.  Comprehensive eye check-up and the operation theatres are state-of-art and equipped with the best diagnostic and surgery machines. Personalized care, infection free modular operation theatres and beautiful ambiance complement the cutting edge eye care offered at AEHI. Besides treating patients from Kharghar, Nerul, Vashi and Panvel, patients from all over western India travel to AEHI for world class eye care management.