Welcome to the club, "Mothers Against Surgery their Children Need".
IN the 50's and 60's every child needed to have their tonsils taken our. In the 80's and 90's all God's Children wound up with TUBES! and now in 2000's the fashoinable surgery is the TEAR DUCT surgery.
As medicine gets better and better, our children will continue to have pediatric surgery that will address the current issues facing Moms of the day.
I can hear you unwilllingness to have the surgery in the letter but you should be thankful that there is now a answer to your child's issue. Eye infections are serious and should not be ignored. First, give yourself the permission to do everything that you can find out about to help your child to make this problem vanish. If after you have exhausted all avenues, then you will feel comfident that you tried everything to help your child. Realize though if he gets to school without the neded surgery and continues to have "buggers' in his eyes, that he may become a target for the bullies of his class.
It is a well documented fact that children with chronic sinus issues do worse in school and also become the picked on student with name calling. These children also have a harder time in school because they DONT FEEL GOOD WITH THEIR SINUS HEWDACHES, STUFFED UP NOSES, AND DRIPPING NOSES. Kids can be crule.
Hearing that your child needs surgery is frighting and very expensive as well. But your child will continue to have infections and drainage if it is not fixed. Good luck in your search and decision.