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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Dacryostenosis, clogged tear duct, is usually managed by gentle massages over tear duct. Most of clogged ducts open before 6 months of age.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Massage over NL duct: Gentle massage over nasolacrimal duct (tear duct), 3-4 times a day faithfully, will generally uncloggs tear duct. In case obstruction persists over 6 ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: If in a child you can keep it clean and use massage against the nose to help it open. If in an adult, you need an ophthalmologist to determine whethe ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Often needs surgery: The tear duct is in the corner of the bottom eyelid near the nose and drains tears into the nose. It can be blocked at birth creating watering eyes wi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
If bothering you: The real question is whether it bothers you or not. We all may have little malfunctions, but if they aren't causing discomfort or annoyance, they can ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Tearing: A blocked tear duct is most commonly seen in children under the age of 12 months. It typically presents with a watery eye, occasionally with some mucu ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience in Family Medicine
Try warm compresses: But sometimes the duct needs probing by an ophthalmologist.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Revathi Naadimuthu
16 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends on the cause: There are different parts of the eye that many people call "tear ducts" but may not be the actual tear duct. The tear duct, which drains your tears, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: It can lead to an infected tear drain, called dacryocystitis. It may also lead to a clogged oil gland from the inflamation, called a hordeolum (acute ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Tearing!: Excessive tearing constantly. Also may have redness, swelling, and pain if the duct is infected.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Sysyn
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Start with this link: http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/tc/blocked-tear-ducts-topic-overview?page=2
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: Usually discharge from the affected eye. And there is no redness to the white part of the eye.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience in Pathology
Tear Duct Cysts: A blocked tear duct from a sty or chalazion can be helped by applying warm compress 4 times a day. If the tear duct is blocked by something else, you ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Azhar Salahuddin
21 years experience in Ophthalmology
Wait: At 3 1/2 months there is still a chance that the blocked tear duct will resolve spontaneously. Try massaging near the inner corner of your child's eye ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Maybe: The tear ducts are small channels or pipe like structures that originate as a drain at the base of the tear sac.The tear sac is just below the inner c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cappaert
58 years experience in Ophthalmology
Try massage: Try massaging the inner corner of the lower eyelid to try to open the duct. Probing the duct may be needed by an ophthalmologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: A blocked tear drainage duct is common in infants and usually resolves without treatment by age 1. In adults, it is much less common and can be corre ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marwan Akasheh
38 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Blocked tear duct: It needs to be opened not by antibiotic but by the ophthalmologist use a special wire to open it.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Tears don't drain: If a tear duct does not drain, they well up along the edge of the eyelids & skin germs can get in & cause a chronic low grade crustiness or discharge. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Massage or: Canulation. I have seen this in patients treated with various cancers and paclitxel. I refer to an oculoplastic surgeon. I've massaged the duct fir ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Tear duct blockage: Are you concerned the tear duct blockage is due to surgery or reappearance of tumor? Need to followup with ophthalmologist to assess the tear ducts.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
NO: infection, inflammation. anatomical issues, nursing mothers, poorly fitting bras etc- you must be examined and if needed, imaged.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ophthalmologist: Get this checked out by an eye surgeon.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Not well developed: Blocked tear duct is quite common in newborn babies, mostly because the duct is still quite small and well-formed yet. Usually after 6 montns or so a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Surgery!: You can do nothing, or if you want to treat and eliminate the chronic tearing you will need surgery. There are many different techniques to treat.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Dacryocystitis: Obstruction of the nasolacrimal duct, with or without a dacryolith, can lead to dacryocystitis, an infection of the tear duct into the nose. Actinomyc ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Occasionally: Occasionally surgery to remove the widened duct is needed to clear up symptoms of nipple pain, inflammation or lump.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: It often causes itching but not hives.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Often needs surgery: The tear duct is in the corner of the bottom eyelid near the nose and drains tears into the nose. It can be blocked at birth creating watering eyes wi ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
Specializes in Pediatrics
Massage & Patience: Your pediatrician will show how to massage the nasolacrimal duct. The area to massage is on the side of the "nasal bridge." you can massage the are 3 ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Often surgery: A blocked tear duct from birth can sometimes be opened with gentle, frequent massage and time. In an adult, scarring or anatomical abnormalities often ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Eye exam: Warm compresses for 10 minutes 4 times a day will help the cyst if it is a sty or chalazion . If the tear duct is blocked this will not help, it need ... Read More
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