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Tear Duct (Lacrimal) Surgery

Some patients experience excessive tearing because the normal tear drainage pathway becomes blocked. Tear duct blockage can be caused by a number of issues including age, tumors, allergies, and more. The buildup of extra tears becomes very bothersome when patients look like they are always crying and have to constantly wipe their cheek. The vision can also be impacted when patients try to see through a pool of tears.

This can occur at different levels of the tear drainage (lacrimal) system ranging from nasolacrimal duct obstructions, dacryocystitis, punctal or canalicular stenosis, canaliculitis, or lacrimal tumors. In certain conditions, treatment involves creating a new pathway for tears to drain into the nose by performing a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR).

Dr. Neel Kumar completed years of training in order to specialize in treating the tear drainage (lacrimal) system. We will work with you to develop a care plan based on your individual case and needs.

Need Kumar, M.D. | Oculofacial Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Kumar

Neel Kumar, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist and a fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon and aesthetic specialist at Triad Eye Institute in Tulsa, OK.

Dr. Kumar completed his fellowship training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, orbit, and lacrimal system at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL and the Duke Eye Hospital in Durham, NC.

He performs a variety of oculoplastic and reconstructive procedures, including ptosis repair, upper and lower blepharoplasty, cancer reconstruction, tear duct surgery, cosmetic injections and more.

Schedule a Consultation


We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Triad Eye Institute today. During our meeting, we will advise on whether or not you’re an ideal candidate for Nasolacrimal System Reconstruction, as well as compose a custom treatment plan designed to achieve the clear vision you’ve always wanted. Call our office today and one of our seasoned staff members will be able to assist you.