Blocked Tear Duct/Dacryostenosis Symptoms

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Symptoms of Blocked Tear Duct

Symptoms of blocked tear duct (dacryostenosis) include -

  • Increased tearing, which overflow onto the cheeks
Increased Tearing: Symptom of Dacryostenosis
  • Mucus discharge from eye
  • Crust formation over eyelids
  • Pain, redness or swelling beneath the eye indicating infection (dacryocystitis)
  • Recurrent inflammation of the eye (conjunctivitis)
  • Redness and swelling of the tear duct or white of the eye surrounding the tear duct(3)

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References:

  1. What Is a Blocked Tear Duct? - (https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-is-blocked-tear-duct)
  2. Eyes - Blocked Tear Duct - (https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/eyes-blocked-tear-duct)
  3. About Blocked Tear Ducts - (https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hw3084)
  4. Blocked Tear Duct - Overview - (https://www.nchmd.org/education/mayo-health-library/details/CON-20156926)
  5. Tear Duct Infection (Dacryocystitis) - (https://www.health.harvard.edu/a_to_z/tear-duct-infection-dacryocystitis-a-to-z)

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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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