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Conditions We Treat: Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction

The experts in the Sinus Center collaborate with their colleagues at the Wilmer Eye Institute to surgically manage patients with nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Nasolacrimal duct obstruction is a condition in which tears do not drain properly from the eye into the nose, because of a blockage of the tear ducts.

Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction: What You Need to Know

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  • Symptoms of nasolacrimal duct obstruction include constant and severe tearing and recurrent eye and tear duct infections (dacryocystitis).
  • Patients in whom this condition is suspected should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist who can make the diagnosis of nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
  • The experts in the Sinus Center collaborate with their colleagues at the Wilmer Eye Institute to surgically manage patients with nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
  • Pre-surgical evaluation of nasolacrimal duct obstruction in the Sinus Center involves a thorough physical examination, nasal endoscopy and a CT scan.

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Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Nasolacrimal Duct Obstructions?

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Rely on the expertise of our physicians to treat Nasolacrimal Duct Obstructions.

 

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Our Patient Education

 

Our Sinus Center team recorded online seminars and answers to frequently asked questions to keep our patients informed about their condition and treatment options.

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