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What can I do to fix a blocked tear duct?

Probe duct

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A ophthalmologist can thread a wire down the duct & push out an obstruction.
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Dr. Kerry Hunt answered:

What can be done for a blocked tear duct!?

Drops or surgery

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In infants it will sometimes resolve spontaneously. In adults it may resolve with antibiotic drops but may require an office procedure like flushing the duct or may require a surgical procedure called a dacryocystorhinostomy ( DCR). A true duct obstruction in an adult will not go away spontaneously and can lead to a serious infection of the soft tissues around the eye that can spread to the brain.
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How can you tell if you have a blocked tear duct?

Dacryoscinitgraphy..

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Dacryoscintigraphy is a nuclear medicine imaging procedure which can help identify nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

I figured out that i have a blocked tear duct. is there anything i can do without a doctor?

A common sign

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of this is excessive tearing, called "epiphora". You should not rub your eye, but the tear ducts drain into the nose, and the inner aspect of the eye near the nose can be massaged, and sometimes it clears...do not wait too long without seeing an eye doctor to make the proper diagnosis and treatment.
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I figured out that i have a blocked tear duct. is there anything i can do without a doctor to help it?

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A blocked tear duct is a very specific problem inthat you cannot figure out without an evaluation by an EyeMD. If a tear duct is truly blocked then typically it can only be cured with surgery by an ophthalmic or ENT surgeon.
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Dr. Alan Jackson answered:

I have a blocked tear duct. cyst on my eye I have eye drops . was told by Gp to bathe in hot water, now worse. What can I do to get rid quicker?

Eye exam

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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 needs to be examined by an ophthalmologist.
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Dr. Jay Park answered:

How do you treat a blocked tear duct?

See below

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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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How do i clean out a blocked tear duct?

Depends

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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 whether the block is in the upper or lower system with different treatment for each. You cannot clean it out yourself but can massage to clear out accumulated debris until you get it medically fixed.
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What does a blocked tear duct feel like?

Tearing

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Your eye will tear up and sometimes you get goopy discharge. Tears will run down the face
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi answered:

How do doctors clear a blocked tear duct?

Massage or

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canulation. I have seen this in patients treated with various cancers and paclitxel. I refer to an oculoplastic surgeon. I've massaged the duct firmly, and some say that it helps.
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