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Why does my three-week old son's tear come out from his right eye all the time even though he is not crying? my three-week old son has tear coming out of his right eye since he was born. i was told that it is common for infant and it will be gone later. b

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ferzaad Moosa
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Sounds : Sounds like a blocked tear duct. These generally resolve spontaneously and need to be addressed if it does not resolve after year 1. Seeing, your pedeatrician or ophthalmologist can provide you with guidance and reassurance and follow up care as necessary.
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Blockage : Blockage of the tear duct is very common in infants, and resolves on its own in almost 90 percent before their first birthday. Sometimes, inflammation or infection can occur, and eyedrops are needed. Your pediatrician or an ophthalmologist can also teach you ways to massage the tear duct and use hot compresses to get it to go away.
Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kimanswered
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Blocked : Blocked tear duct appears to be the cause. It is very common in infants. It often resolve on its own but sometimes need "probing" of the tear duct to open up the ducts. Have your son be evaluated by a pediatric ophthalmologists (eye doctors specializing in kids).

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