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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can check: Babies who have increased tears in the eyes may actually have some blockage in the tear ducts (drainage ducts near the bridge of the nose), so the bab ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Dahl
55 years experience Ophthalmology
See MD: He most likely has congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction. It could require surgery to relieve the obstruction.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: This is common in newborns & given some time and growth the blockage can clear on its own as the duct becomes larger.If still blocked at 6m & ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Tearing: Tearing of the eyes is a symptom. It has many possible causes. One possible cause is blockage of the drainage system in the eye. This will typically c ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kermit Brunelle
34 years experience Pediatrics
Patience and massage: Most "plugged" tear ducts will spontaneously resolve over the first 9 months. You can help with gentle massage by taking your clean finger and rollin ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Tear duct massage: Will loosen debris and help with dry eyes. Be cautious not to injure your eye.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Open ducts: You will need an evaluation by your ophthalmologist or an oculoplastic specialist who can determine the site and source of the blockage. Sometimes an ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
?: ?Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction? Absence of tear ducts can be one of a constellation of findings in some congenital syndromes.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Allergy, etc: This is not common. If you mean your puncta are itchy (the opening in each eyelid to drain tears), this could be allergy, inflammation or infection. ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
With difficulty: Cauterized ducts have the inside burnt so they scar shut to help you with dry eyes. If you are now having tear overflow, then consideration of surgic ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Coleman
63 years experience Ophthalmology
Tear duct: Tear duct problems are usually due to blockage. Baby’s can be born with blockage and this sometimes can be cured with proper message. Sometimes a prob ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Watery eyes . . .: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/blocked-tear-duct/basics/definition/con-20033765 & http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/tc/bloc ... Read More

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