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What are the risks of tear duct probing?

As with any surgical procedure, complications can occur, including:

  • Infection;
  • Bleeding;
  • Re-obstruction of the tear duct.

Re-obstruction of the tear duct may require another probing or additional surgery.

Be sure to discuss potential complications with your ophthalmologist before surgery.

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