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Beverly Hills Tear Duct Surgery: What to Expect Post Op Beverly Hills, CA
Eye Surgical Procedures

Excess tearing is usually caused by a blocked tear drainage tube, which can be fixed with tear duct surgery (also known as Dacryocystorhinostomy or DCR for short). During this operation our Beverly Hills eye surgeon will make a new passage for the tears to go through, bypassing any blockages.

After your procedure there are some things you can do to help it be a success. Also knowing what to expect will help you to be aware of what is normal and what isn’t.

If your surgeon placed sutures, they’ll need to be removed in about one to two weeks. Early healing stages will show a red scar that is hard and raised, but this will settle down after a few months.

If your DCR procedure was done through the nose then you won’t have a visible incision or sutures.

Right after surgery, some bloody nasal discharge is normal. Avoid blowing your nose for five days post-op.  If you’re in a dry environment, a humidifier will keep your mucosa moisturized.
A saline nose spray or drops can be used to clear the mucous discharge from the nostril.
Cold Compresses
If swelling occurs, you can place a cold compress over the area a few times a day.
The day after surgery you can start applying an antibiotic ointment on the area three times per day, and continue use until the sutures are removed. You may be prescribed an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drop that you should use as directed.

If at any time during your recovery from tear duct surgery you have concerns about what you’re experiencing, feel free to give the Beverly Hills office of Dr. Kami Parsa a call.  We’re always here to help!

Posted on behalf of Oculoplastic Surgery

465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 777 - 8880

Fax: (310) 747 - 5909


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