Dacryocystitis Treatments Colorado Springs CO

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Dr.Mark Chittum
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr # 301
Colorado Springs, CO
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Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1982
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Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Jim K Luu, MD
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr Ste 301
Colorado Springs, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1996

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John M Christiansen, MD
(719) 632-0264
555 E Pikes Peak Ave Ste 102
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1971
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Hospital: Penrose Hosp, Colorado Spgs, Co

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Ingrid A Carlson, MD
(719) 577-4100
616 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1991

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Carl Kurt Wetzig, MD
(719) 632-3547
616 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1974

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Jonathan Gerald Williams, MD
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr Ste 301
Colorado Springs, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1994

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Mark Edwin Chittum, MD
(719) 473-9595
3030 N Circle Dr Ste 301
Colorado Springs, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1982

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Ronald Wayne Pelton, MD
(719) 329-0040
455 E Pikes Peak Ave Ste 309
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery
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Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of Colorado Spri, Colorado Spgs, Co; Penrose-St Francis Healthcare, Colorado Spgs, Co
Group Practice: Pelton, Ron W Phd

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Steven Henry Dewey, MD
(719) 226-8391
209 S Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1987

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Richard Paul Wetzig, MD
(719) 632-3547
616 S Tejon St
Colorado Springs, CO
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Hosp Of Colorado Spri, Colorado Spgs, Co; Penrose-St Francis Healthcare, Colorado Spgs, Co
Group Practice: Eye Clinic Dispensary Inc

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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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