Skip to main content

Denton: 3111 Unicorn Lake Blvd Ste 100, Denton, TX, 76210. 940-891-3937

Cross Roads 8800 Highway 380, Suite 500 Cross Roads, TX 76227. 940-488-4228

LimelightButtonsv2 21

Denton 940-891-3937

Cross Roads 940-488-4228

Menu
Request Appointment
Directions
Insurance
Pretty20Purple20Flower201280x480_preview1.jpeg
Home » Treatment of Eye Disease » Ocular Surgery » Dilation of the Lacrimal Punctum

Dilation of the Lacrimal Punctum

Dilation of the lacrimal punctum is a useful treatment when mechanical, inflammatory, or infectious processes cause or contribute to obstruction of normal tear drainage resulting in excessive tearing or persistent ocular infection.

Important functions of punctal dilation include

  • Alleviate symptoms of excessive tearing
  • Reduce likelihood of damage or infection to the nasolacrimal drainage system

 

 Closed lacrimal punctum being dilated with a lacrimal probe