Laser Tear Duct Surgery

Another popularized method in the treatment of lacrimal duct obstruction in recent years is to unblock the duct using diodelaser energy. With this technique, there is a chance of suture-free treatment without any incisions on the skin and without scarring. A success rate of around 80% is achieved with this technique. Evaluating and applying the factors affecting the success of this surgery increases the success. First of all, detailed eye, tear ducts and nose examination are required by the oculoplastic surgeon. Appropriate patient selection and appropriate surgical technique positively affect the outcome of the surgery.

Dr. The 3 most frequently asked questions to Onur Konuk about laser tear duct surgery:

1. What affects the success of laser tear duct occlusion treatment, can every patient with lacrimal duct occlusion have this surgery?

Success in laser lacrimal duct occlusion surgery should first be evaluated as a result of detailed tear ducts and nasal examination. There is no rule that every patient will have laser tear duct surgery. Even wrong surgeries on unsuitable eyes can lead to serious eye problems, including vision loss. For this reason, the evaluation of an experienced oculoplastic surgeon is important.

2. How is laser tear duct occlusion surgery performed, does it leave a scar?

This surgery is performed using diode laser energy through tips about half a millimeter thick. Here, laser is applied to the clogged area by entering through the tear ducts. Since no incisions and stitches are used on the skin, there is no scar.

3. I had laser tear duct occlusion surgery before. My eyes continue to water. What should I do?

Irrigation after surgery may be at an early stage. During this period, use the drugs recommended by your doctor. If irrigation continues in the late period, detailed examination of the tear ducts is required.