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Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
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Nasolacrimal duct obstruction is a condition caused by obstruction of the tear ducts.  See how the sinuses work.

Symptoms
Symptoms of nasolacrimal duct obstruction include:

• Constant and severe tearing
• Recurrent eye and tear duct infections (dacryocystitis)

Diagnosis
Most patients who present to the Johns Hopkins Sinus Center with this condition have been evaluated by an ophthalmologist and have been diagnosed with nasolacrimal duct obstruction.  At the Johns Hopkins Sinus Center:

  • Your doctor will ask for a complete medical history and will perform a thorough physical examination
  • Nasal endoscopy is performed on all patients in the clinic using a small lighted scope with a camera. This painless procedure allows our sinus doctors to examine the inside of the nose and sinuses.  This will help our doctors plan the endoscopic surgery.
  • Sinus computed tomography scans are obtained for most patients. These provide a detailed image of the inside of the sinuses.
  • The doctors in the Sinus Center collaborate with experts in the Wilmer Department of Ophthalmology to surgically manage patients with nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
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Baltimore Sinus Surgery and Sinus Treatments include
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Turbinate Reduction, Surgical Septoplasty, Revision Sinus Surgery, Orbital Decompression, CSF Leaks Closure, Tear Duct Surgery and Sinuplasty
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Contact us regarding sinus treatment and sinus surgery options.

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