Home > Health & Wellness > Health Library > Blocked Tear Ducts: Infracturing
Infracturing is a type of surgery that involves breaking and
repositioning one of the bones within the nose (inferior turbinate) to help
blocked tear duct. This procedure may be done if the
nose structure is pressing against and blocking the lower end of the tear
The procedure is done in the hospital using
general anesthesia. The person stays in the hospital 1
to 3 hours after surgery so that she or he can be watched for complications. No
incision is made on the outside of the nose.
Risks from infracturing include:
Current as of:
October 9, 2013
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Call First Nurse 24 Hours a Day for free health care advice, resources and referrals!
Ames: 515-239-6877In Iowa: 800-524-6877
Search health information online in our Mulimedia Health Library.
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
Patient Privacy |
Net Learning for Employees |
MGMC PACS for Physicians
1111 Duff Avenue Ames, IA 50010 - 515-239-2011 - firstname.lastname@example.org
©2014 Mary Greeley Medical Center - All rights reserved.