tear sac


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Related to tear sac: tear duct, lacrimal duct
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Synonyms for tear sac

either of the two dilated ends of the lacrimal ducts at the nasal ends of the eyes that fill with tears secreted by the lacrimal glands

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The operation involves creating a new channel from the tear sac into the nose.
The tear sac is then connected to the inside of the nose.
Drops or ointment can be used at standard dosages in elderly patients, but any potential underlying issues, such as tear sac blockage or blepharitis, should also be investigated.
AN infected tear sac can be very painful and usually needs antibiotics, or even hospital treatment, to clear up.
In principle, DCR is the removal of the bone lying between the tear sac and the nose, and making an anastomosis between medial wall of the sac and nasal mucosa.