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Orbital and Lacrimal Duct Diseases


Orbital and Lacrimal Duct Diseases

These diseases affect the structures around the eyeball, including: tumors of the orbital space, fractures of the bony orbit, and tumors or duct obstructions of the lacrimal system.

An Overview: Orbital and Lacrimal Duct Diseases

At a Glance:

  • Common orbital and lacrimal system diseases include: Thyroid Eye Disease, Orbital Fractures, Painful Blind Eye, and Lacrimal Duct Obstructions
  • Conditions are common in children as well as adults

Lacrimal Duct Obstruction

Tears are produced in the lacrimal gland, flow over the surface of the eye, and then drain into tiny holes called puncta. Tears flow from the puncta down little canals and from the lacrimal sac down into your nose, where they evaporate or are reabsorbed. A blockage can occur at any point in the tear drainage system, preventing tears from draining normally. This can cause excessive tearing and discharge around the eye, which can lead to infection, redness, and swelling. 

Conditions, Treatments, and Surgeries

Orbital or Lacrimal Gland Tumors

  • Treatment: Orbital or Lacrimal Gland Biopsy

Painful Blind Eye

  • Treatment: Evisceration with Implant

Lacrimal Duct Obstructions

  • Treatment: Dacryocystorhinostomy or Conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy 

Orbital Fracture

  • Treatment: Orbital Fracture Repair with titanium mesh or Medpor implant

Thyroid Eye Disease

  • Treatment: Orbital Decompression

Some of these conditions, such as blocked tear ducts, may respond to medication, while others require surgery. Please see our relevant treatments and surgeries pages for more detailed information.


Why CODET for Orbital and Lacrimal Duct Diseases?

We have gathered the best ophthalmology subspecialists in Mexico and bring 30 years of experience to every patient.

An oculoplastic surgeon is an Ophthalmologist with a thorough specialization in eyelid, orbital, and lacrimal duct diseases, surgery, and procedures. Dr. Martin Guzman is our expert, certified Oculoplastic Surgeon who will take care of your orbital or lacrimal duct conditions, from initial consultation to treatment or surgery, and all follow-up checks, including post-operative care.

What are Orbital and Lacrimal Duct Diseases?

A quick and easy look on orbital and lacrimal duct diseases.

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