Frequently Asked Questions
You have to consult an Opthalmologist.
2. How will I know that my baby has a blocked tear duct?
If one or both eyes of the baby appear to water continuously over a period of several days or if there is mucus like discharge, swelling or redness, he or she might be having a blocked duct. The baby may also be experiencing eye discomfort or pain.
3. Why should my child be taken for treatment?
If you suspect a blocked tear duct, show your child to a child specialist. If left untreated tears can accumulate in the lacrimal or tear sac, which can become infected by bacteria. The infection can spread into adjacent areas such as the sinuses or adenoids. Without treatment, blocked tear duct can lead to other eye infections. This infection can scar the cornea (the clear window in front of the eye) which would subsequently affect the person's eyesight.
4. What are the complications of blocked tear duct?
Blocked tear duct increases the chances of eye infections.