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post op punctal stenting

I started battling an eye condition in July of this year, seemed like conjunctivitis but stayed confined to one eye.  This was treated by an opthamologist the whole time with antibiotic/steroid combo drops.  I was in and out of my contacts with difficulty.  Now have been out of them since August.  I developed constant watering of the same eye in late August.  I was diagnosed with a punctal occlusion felt to be caused by the chronic irritation of the eye that had been ongoing since July.  I was referred to an oculoplastic physician and he used a dilator and was able to get into the puncta and flush the tear duct which did flush through into my throat.  He said the upper and lower puncta were very tight and recommended surgery to fix this since I am still having some irritation of the eye.  Yesterday I had the surgery where he snipped the upper and lower puncta and then placed a stent to hold open.  Today I still have much watering of the eye.  He is out of the office for a few days and I am curious if the results should be instant (which of course is what I would like to have seen) or if this takes some time for the results to occur.  I really did think the results would be far better today than they are.  I am still having to use a tissue to wipe excess tears out of the eye and have a level of water that remains in the field of vision.  UGH... Any info out there.  Any similar surgeries?
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No surgeon leaves patients in the immedaite post operative period without another surgeon to take his call. If your eye is painful or the vision blurred you should find out who is taking call for your surgeon and see them to double check you eye.

The results of this type of surgery take several months to determine if it was successful. First your eye has to quiet down from the surgery, the attempt of the body to heal the cuts needs to stop and later the stent needs to be removed and further observation to be sure they do not close down again.

JCH III MD Eye physician and surgeon
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