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Alice True Gasch, MD
(202) 363-4446
60 O St NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1992

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John S McInnes, MD
(202) 942-6293
555 12th St NW
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Eye Ctr
Graduation Year: 1993

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Usha R Pinninti, MD
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve
Graduation Year: 2003

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Dr.Salim Butrus
(202) 544-1900
650 Pennsylvania Ave SE # 270
Washington, DC
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M
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Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Ophthalmologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Erica Edell, MD
Washington, DC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Temple University
Graduation Year: 2004

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Thomas G Hunter, MD
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Tennessee - Memphis
Graduation Year: 2003

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Richard Dixon North Jr, MD
(202) 667-0085
1802 11th St NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1968

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William Monroe Boyd, MD
(301) 827-2189
Washington, DC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1989

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John W McTigue, MD
(202) 659-2050
1750 K St NW
Washington, DC
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Ophthalmology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Pennsylvania
Graduation Year: 1950

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David M Bachman, MD
(202) 296-4900
1133 20th St NW Ste B150
Washington, DC
Specialties
Ophthalmology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1976

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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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