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Axel C Hansen, MD FACS
(615) 254-0941
1716 Windover Dr
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Meharry
Graduation Year: 1944

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Joseph Wilburn Scobey, MD
(615) 865-1860
3443 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1960

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Michael Joel Levitt, MD
28 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612
Graduation Year: 2000

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Amy Jean Simmons, MD
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1990

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Jeffrey David Horn, MD
(615) 936-3536
8000 Medical Ctr E Vanderbilt Eye Ctr
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1989

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Denise A John, MD
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Meharry Medical College
Graduation Year: 2003

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Frank Hal Scott, MD
(615) 297-6591
4306 Harding Pike Ste 202
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1992

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Rebecca J Taylor, MD
(615) 297-6591
4306 Harding Pike Ste 202
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1996

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Edwin Dale Batchelor, MD
(615) 292-5574
Executive Suite 4220 Harding Road
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1976

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Deborah Dale Sherman, MD
(615) 297-5798
4306 Harding Pike Ste 106
Nashville, TN
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Medical School: E Tn State Univ J H Quillen Coll Of Med, Johnson City Tn 37614
Graduation Year: 1986

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Dacryocystitis Tear Duct And Sac Eye Infection

Dacryocystitis is an infection of the tear drainage system. Tears are normally made by the lacrimal gland under the upper eyelid and drain out through a system of ducts to the lacrimal sac and out into the nose. If there is a blockage in this drainage system, tears cannot drain out properly, allowing bacteria to grow in the ducts or lacrimal sac and cause dacryocystitis. Such blockages of the tear drainage system may be due to aging, injury, sinus disease, inflammatory diseases, or scarring from previous episodes of dacryocystitis. In severe cases, the infection can spread to the surrounding skin and other areas of the face or orbit.

Symptoms You May Experience:
If you have a blockage of your tear drainage system, you may notice excessive watering of your eyes. If infection develops, resulting in dacryocystitis, you may notice redness, pain, and swelling of the skin below the inner corner of the eye, toward the nose. The eye itself may also feel irritated...

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