Dr Chavkin poses with Bean and her sister, Chili, after her 2-week checkup. Bean’s eyes are lubricating themselves well, allowing these sisters to play together again.

Bean visited us this spring because she had Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS or Dry Eye). Her caregivers were diligent about using eye drops, but they weren’t sufficiently helping Bean’s condition.

Dr Chavkin recommended and performed a Parotid Duct Transposition (PDT). He redirected Bean’s salivary duct to her lower eyelid so her saliva would moisturize her eye in place of natural tears. Now, whenever she salivates, her eye is lubricated.

We were delighted that Bean’s affected eye was still adequately lubricated at her 2-week check-up. She’s feeling better and is back to living her best life with her sister, Chili. We will continue to monitor Bean’s progress over the next few months.

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Bean came to Mountain Star looking for solutions to her Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS or Dry Eye). Dr Chavkin performed a Parotid Duct Transposition, rerouting the salivary duct to the lower eyelid.
Bean, recovering at Mountain Star after her procedure.