A 47-year-old member asked:
what is the best blocked tear duct treatment - artificial tears?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Massage eyelid: Artificial tears will not help. Gentle massage of the inner corner of the lower eyelid may open the duct. Probing of the tear duct by an ophthalmologist may be needed.
4048 viewsAnswered Mar 26, 2019
Last updated Mar 26, 2019
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