Cookies use
This website uses cookies, which make the site simpler to use. You can change the configuration or get more information here.

Obstruction tear duct

What is it?

Obstruction tear duct occurs when the tear drainage system is partial or totally closed. When tears can not be drained it causes irritation, watery eyes and even chronic eye infections.


They usually appear when you have had repeated infections in the tear duct. The most frequent symptoms of the obstruction are: frequent and annoying tearing, constant eye irritation and blurred vision. An obstruction of the tear duct may also occur without a previous infection, in which case only constant tearing occurs.

Treatment Lagrimal Obstruction in Alicante 

It can only be done through surgery. This operation consists in placing an alternative conduit to the one that is obstructed to expulse or evacuate the tears. The surgery is called dacryocystorhinostomy, a new drainage hole can be created if the old duct is very obstructed.

Currently, dacryocystorhinostomy is done with laser diode. Dacryocystorhinostomy with laser diode consists of introducing a laser fiber through the tear duct to end the obstruction definitively.

Results obtained

These techniques are very well secured and with excellent results for the patient, since after the operation, the patient progressively begins to observe how the discomfort and constant tearing are disappearing.

In Oftálica Alicante we deal with this problem.

Medical Team

More information in our Patient Care department

Contact Us