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Blocked tear duct and Stones

For three months now on and off I have had a blocked left tear duct.  It has also affected my sinuses as well.

The eye specialist thinks I may have stones in my tear ducts that are blocking the tear duct.  He recommend surgery.

Is there anything that I can do to try to clear the tear duct or break up these possible stones.
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On rare occassion its possible to irrigate or probe the stones through the tube an into the nose. This surgery is difficult and unusual. I would suggest you see a Eye MD that specializes in occuloplastic surgery. The average Eye MD does little of this type of surgery. In the USA find one at www.aao.org

JCH MD
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