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Blocked Tear Ducts In Babies
Blocked tear duct: Blocked tear ducts can persis for many months. I normally recommend controlling the mild secondary infection with intermittant antibiotic eye drops until 4-6 months of age. I refer the small # who persist beyond that time to a pediatric ophthalmologist for probing of the ducts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As baby blocked tear ducts had surgery now 50 have a partial block duct scared now it's tumor cancer no swelling or pain is tumor very rare?
Not to worry: Partial blockage means that flow is still ongoing although at a reduced rate. Tumors in this area are rare and cause visible swelling and nodule formation. Your ophthalmologist can evaluate this and frequently the narrowing can be enlarged in an office procedure that takes a second or two. ...Read more
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Watery eyes. . .: Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/blocked-tear-duct/basics/definition/con-20033765 & http://www. Webmd. Com/eye-health/tc/blocked-tear-ducts-topic-overview. Sometimes tear ducts can become inflamed leading to discomfort & swelling. But since tears drain into duct, blocked/clogged ducts lead to watery eyes. ...Read more
No: Blocking the tear drainage ducts is one way to make the eyes wetter and make the contacts more comfortable. ...Read more
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 in-office simple dilation is all that is needed. It may require treatment of a blocking infection. Sometimes surgery is needed to establish a new opening to drain the tears into the nose. ...Read more
Very: In most children with dacryostenosis, or a clogged tear duct, no treatment or surgery is necessary. Most cases will resolve on their own. Warm compresses daily, duct massage, and treatment of superinfection is often all that is needed. However, in the small percentage of babies who require surgery or stenting, the prognosis is excellent, and treatment is effective. ...Read more
My eyes dry out too quickly. Been told its due to blocked tear ducts/glands. What can I do to unblock them?
Dry eyes: Are due to a deficiency or an imbalance of the three components of your tear film. Ocular surface inflammation can also contribute to the symptoms, but this is not related to blocked tear ducts. Dry eyes are often not curable but can be managed well with various types of drops. You should see your ophthalmologist to discuss these treatment options. ...Read more
8yro boy has never cried tears. Eyes are well lubricated and watery at times but has never cried tears even when a baby. No clogged tear ducts either?
Bloodshot eyes with a light tint of yellow. I have a history of blocked tear ducts with 2 surgeries. Could this be reoccuring?
Possibly: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with blocked tear ducts in both eyes. I have white stuff coming out of my eyes. Shouldn't the doctor give me an antibiotic?
Can I use Tobradex for a 3 week old? His eye is a pink pink and has had puss but also blocked tear ducts since birth
Blocked tear ducts: And conjunctivitis / infection are two very different things, treated different ways. Gentle repetitive massage of the tear duct from the nose up toward the opening of the duct in the corner of the eye is often effective treatment for a blocked duct. In a three week old however, no medications should be given without the instruction of the physician. An eye infection in this age needs workup ...Read more
My 12 weeks old daughter has yellowish and sticky discharge from both eyes. My gp said she has blocked tear ducts. What's the remedy for this problem?
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 rolling your finger from her nasal bridge to the part of her eye nearest her nose. You will occasionally express "sticky yellow goo". A very small number of babies have the absence of nasolacrimal channel, and may require stent placement- but that is rare. ...Read more
My 2 week old having yellow discharge from 1 eye, doc says tear ducts blocked prscrbd apigen sterile eye drops 4 7days, it has not helped what to do?
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 & unresponsive to simple measures, an ophthalmologist may need to probe the duct & clear the blockage. One simple measure involves rolling the tip of the finger over the inner corner of the eye over the tear sac which may push any blockage down the duct. ...Read more
My 3 month old has blocked tear ducts but now around her eyes is getting swollen and blotchy at times she is also starting to scratch now. Pediatrician said not pinkeye. Allergies? What can I do?
Wait: Blocked tear ducts are normal for this age and are usually better by age 12 months. If you must do something, stick to warm compresses for gentle cleaning or use saline drops to wash out the crusts. Keeping the eyes clean will avoid her scratching and causing an infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 surgical opening is a possibility. Check with an oculoplastic surgeon about stent insertion to allow a new passageway to form. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers