Blocked Tear Duct/Dacryostenosis FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which specialist should I consult if my child has a problem of blocked tear duct?

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.

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JasonG1985

Getting DCR surgury on the 11th at the Shiley Eye Center in San Diego for my closed tear duct.

ctnana

did this work for you? i have draining from both my eyes like i am crying and they think there is a blockage somewhere in the tear ducts , have an appt thursday ....just wanted to know if this helped

billr

surgery does more bad than good avoid

My new baby got Blocked Tear Duct(Dacryostenosis), the 6 days old baby has to be treated surgically at Holy Family Hospital, Delhi, India on 4th March 2010 by expert doctors.

kush25

I think my tear duct on the left side is blocked a little because my nose get swollen really bad but the tears in my eye go down fine does anyone know if that sounds like a blocked tear duct?

guest

You may experiment taking
glasses of water with tolerable quantity of
lemon juice. caution:Too much lemon juice may lead to
diarrhea; watch your tolerance limits.
pl. reply if your experiment yields beneficial resulta eiyher immediately or after a few days'

AnneMcIntyre

Dear Pat, I have now also got a blocked tear duct and have been told by my doctor that what you had is able to be done easily with no pain. Did you have a sinus infection before it happened that caused it? only one eye is affected and yes I have a sinus infection.

My eye doctor stretched the opening-inserted what felt like a needle & irrigated the duct w/salt water. It did hurt briefly, but it did open the duct up. Eye drops 3X daily followed...so far so good.

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