How to Get Rid of Watery Eyes

DCR (blocked tear duct) Bellevue WAWhether you’re listening to an Adele song or watching a movie like “The Notebook,” it’s inevitable that you’re going to shed more than a few tears. However, if you have excessive tearing accompanied by mucous discharge, eye irritation, and swelling, then you may have clogged tear ducts. Depending on the severity of your condition, you have two main treatment options to choose from; you can either let it run its course, or you can get surgery. Read on to learn more about these options.

Let It Run Its Course

In many instances, your blocked tear ducts will clear up on their own after just a month or two. If your symptoms persist, however, Dr. Kristin Tarbet and your ophthalmologist may recommend that you undergo a surgical procedure called a dacryocystorhinostomy.


The purpose of a dacryocystorhinostomy is to create a new route for your tears to drain through your nose by connecting your lacrimal sac and your nose. The new route is supposed to empty into your nose and prevent tearing and other symptoms in the process. Once the new route has been created, Dr. Tarbet will place either stents or a “Jones tube” in the nose until it heals, but they are removed after three to four months.

Depending on the severity of the blockage that you are experiencing, you, Dr. Kristin Tarbet, and your ophthalmologist will decide what treatment option is the best for you. If you have blocked tear ducts or would like to learn more about surgery, contact Dr. Kristin Tarbet’s office today and schedule an appointment!

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