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My 6 week old daughter's eye has been red around the outside and watering. Now there is a green discharge? Is it infected, just a blocked tear duct?

My 6 week old daughter's eye has been red around the outside and watering.  Now there is a green discharge?  Is it infected, just a blocked tear duct?

Possible infection: She may have a blocked tear duct, but may now have an infection in her conjunctiva. She needs to be seen by her doctor to determine what needs to be done. ...Read more

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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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I think my 2 month old has a blocked tear duct. Her right eye only has a red eyelid and is tearing up a lot with some discharge. Eye itself not red?

I think my 2 month old has a blocked tear duct. Her right eye only has a red eyelid and is tearing up a lot with some discharge. Eye itself not red?

Tear duct massage: Consult your doctor or eye doctor to show you how to massage the tear duct so that it might open on its own. Surgery will be needed if not opened by a year. ...Read more

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How long does eye redness associated with blocked tear duct last?

Depends: It will persist until the underlying issues is treated and resolved. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pink eye? Are they similar to symptoms of a blocked tear duct?

What are the symptoms of pink eye? Are they similar to symptoms of a blocked tear duct?

Different: Pink eye, or conjunctivitis symptoms are goopy, often yellowish discharge , often with the lids being stuck together in the morning. Blocked tear duct (lacrimal obstruction) symptoms include tears overflowing on the cheek (epiphora) usually without dischage. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could tell if my 2 year old has a blocked tear duct or pink eye?

Redness with both: Pink eye is a viral conjunctivitis which causes a generalized reddening of the eye. It usually starts in one eye and spreads to both. With a blocked tear duct there is yellowish matter in the nasal corner of the eye which may run down the cheek. Gently pushing on the inner corner of the lower eyelid would express more of the matter. ...Read more

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Inner corner of my right eye is sore and if i pull it a little, the inner corner is reddish and there is a yellowish bump. Not a blocked tear duct. ?

Normal tissue: In the nasal corner of each eye is a fold of tissue called the caruncle. It often appears yellow due to underlying fat. This tissue is normal. The tear ducts are in the eyelids, and if they are blocked, the swelling is in the skin between the eyelids and the nose. ...Read more

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Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
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Blocked Tear (Nasolacrimal) Duct (Definition)

Blocked tear duct is a condition typically affecting newborns in which the pathway that tears use to travel from the surface of the eye into the nose is blocked, resulting in tears overflowing down the cheek. ...Read more


Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more