Surgery for watering eyes.

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by Spencer, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. Spencer

    Spencer Guest

    I suffer from eyes that water to the extent that in cold weather it is
    embarrasing. A specialist has suggested surgery to remove a small wedge
    from each of the lower lids and thus tighten the lids. Has anyone had
    this done and if so was it successful. Any comments will be appreciated.
    Thanks
     
    Spencer, Jan 13, 2007
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  2. Spencer

    drfrank21 Guest


    This might ONLY work if you have a floppy lid syndrome or an ectropian
    lid
    (where the lid margin is "pulled" away from the eye). Have they ruled
    out
    a closed or obstructed tear duct/canal as a cause of your epiphora
    (excess-
    ive tearing) ? Have they ruled out an irritative process (such as
    allergies,
    dry eyes) that could be the cause?

    Again, unless your puncta (tear ducts) are not in proper position
    I'm not sure how helpful the surgery that is suggested could
    be of help.

    frank
     
    drfrank21, Jan 14, 2007
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