Tear drainage surgery

The natural drainage of tears is through tiny ducts in the corner of your eye into a larger nasolacrimal duct which drains into the back of your nose. A blockage in any part of this system can cause a watery and sometimes sticky eye. Careful specialist assessment of the tear ducts is necessary to find the cause of a watery sticky eye. A blockage can be corrected by surgery in most cases, and the type of operation will depend on the site of the obstruction.

Watery eye with blocked tear duct

Lacrimal sac mucocele