Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

dcr surgery
#1
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?
Post Reply Post Reply
#2
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.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
Did you do a Google search? found this link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.11...3/abstract
Post Reply Post Reply


#4
Thanks so much for that link - doesn't sound promising for that option.
Post Reply Post Reply
#5
(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?

Post Reply Post Reply
#6
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.
Post Reply Post Reply


#7
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...
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Surgery Issues compucoder 2 201 08-04-2017, 10:43 AM
Last Post: mrkdilkington
  OSA and surgery works done. Reverted :( compucoder 10 356 07-29-2017, 08:07 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  Upcoming surgery - hoping the machine helps! Yoda1989 15 604 06-22-2017, 07:07 PM
Last Post: Galactus
  My Sleep Apnea Journey - Surgery and Results BrianNKY 4 423 05-02-2017, 06:52 PM
Last Post: trish6hundred
  Question for those who had MMA Surgery - Feeling Hopeless voiddweller 21 1,729 04-26-2017, 03:20 PM
Last Post: Steverino
  Maxillomandibular advancement surgery AMA mrkdilkington 13 987 03-07-2017, 10:20 PM
Last Post: Beej
  Sleep Apnea Surgery zeeser 5 880 10-26-2016, 02:42 PM
Last Post: Kadenz

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.