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.
Pink eye is an inflammation of the conjunctiva (the covering of the eyeball and inside of the eyelid). This inflammation may lead to redness, tearing, discharge, itching, and pain. Pinkeye is also called conjunctivitis.
Bleeding from the nose and severe bruising of the
nose and face after surgery.
Inhaling fluids (such as blood or
mucus) during surgery.
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October 09, 2013
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