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dcr surgery
Anybody have this surgery for a plugged tear duct? Doc wants me to do it, and I am concerned about my cpap blowing out my tear duct into my eye. Experiences?
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#2
RE: dcr surgery
I have my tear ducts plugged by my eye doc. I have used my cpap for a few years now with no issues but I don't know about doing just the opposite of what I had done.
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RE: dcr surgery
Did you do a Google search? found this link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.11...3/abstract
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Thanks so much for that link - doesn't sound promising for that option.
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RE: dcr surgery
(08-17-2015, 07:15 PM)herefishy Wrote: Thanks so much for that link - doesn't sound promising for that option.

Did they try simple measures like probing/syringing the duct?

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RE: dcr surgery
Just once, a while back. Think that is my next option. Not going to jump into surgery, but have read that scar tissue from the probing can cause problems also.
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RE: dcr surgery
Herefishy - I had DCR surgery (twice) several years back, and it makes CPAP extremely challenging. Air will come out of your tear ducts unless you use a total face mask, with which I am not succeeding. Going to try an oral mask, we'll see what happens...
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