Tearing and Lacrimal Surgery

Dr. Amy Kulak is a board-certified oculofacial surgeon that treats patients from all over North East Florida. She is a well-loved doctor specializing in different cosmetic procedures, including lip injections, dermal filler, laser resurfacing, and tearing and lacrimal surgery. If you are in the area and looking for a surgeon who can treat all your cosmetic needs, you have come to the best place.

Tearing and Lacrimal Surgery

Tears in your eyes are produced by the lacrimal gland located above the eye. The tears are used to constantly wash over the eye to keep it lubricated and drain into the tear duct.

Excessive tearing is a common problem and can be due to different reasons. An overproduction of tears is often reflexive tearing due to dryness and irritation of the eyes. While a blockage of the lacrimal drainage system is when any part of the drainage system is blocked or narrow. The tears well up in the eyes and flow over the cheek.

Tearing and Lacrimal Surgery Treatment Options

If you have a complex obstruction in the duct, you may need to have a surgery called DCR or dacryocystorhinostomy. This procedure involves creating a new route for the tears to flow. The route goes from the lacrimal sac directly into the nasal cavity bypassing the blocked duct.
DCR or lacrimal surgery is a same-day outpatient surgery. It can be performed by placing a small incision through the side of the nose or done endoscopically through cameras inserted into the nose. An opening is then made in the bone between the lacrimal sac and the nasal cavity. This creates a direct space between them and allows the tears to bypass the obstructed duct and resume normal tear flow.

Often a tube called a stent is left in to keep the passageways open. The tube is removed in about 2-3 months via an in-office appointment.

Preparing for Surgery
Your doctor will let you know what to do when you are preparing to have your DCR. Prior to your tearing surgery, you will either have a CT scan or MRI to provide a more detailed image of the nasolacrimal area.

Your surgeon will let you know what to expect when it comes to recovery, but you can expect to be sore and follow up within ten days with your doctor.

Contact Us for Lacrimal Surgery

If you are experiencing excessive tearing, give us a call. We would love to schedule you an appointment to talk with Dr. Kulak about your treatment options. She treats patients all over North East Florida and would love to help you. Contact us today at 904-775-5275 or info@kulakeye.com.

Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon
Amy Kulak, MD.

What People Are Saying
Michys BraidsMichys Braids
17:47 27 Apr 22
Dr Kulak and her team are the best. Wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
Katherine SanbornKatherine Sanborn
17:27 27 Apr 22
Dr. Kulak did a fabulous job. She repaired a very large gaping hole where my mother’s eyelid wise. Dr. Kulak was able to do so without using a skin graft, which greatly shortened the recovery time. Now, my mother’s eyelid looks virtually the same even though about 75% of it was removed. We are extremely pleased with Dr. Kulak’s professionalism, attention to detail, concern and care. Highly... recommend her services.read more
Kristin SilbermanKristin Silberman
22:42 16 Feb 22
Dr. Kulak is extremely thorough and helped answer all my questions. I felt very comfortable and staff was friendly as well! I will definitely be returning. 🙂
Mark ThompsonMark Thompson
14:25 22 Dec 21
Does a wonderful job. Would recommend Dr. Kulak to anyone that needs this type of procedure.
Connie ChaffinConnie Chaffin
14:32 11 Nov 21
Went to doctor kulak to have surgery on my eyes. Had a significant amount of baggy skin over my eye lids. After being referred to her by doctor Futch in Macclenny and a few visits finally decided to have it done and I am so thankful that I did. Doctor kulak is the best. You can’t even tell I have had surgery. Everyone in her office is supper sweet. Thank you to everyone in doctor kulak’s office... for making this experience an easy one 😊read more