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How To Treat Clogged Tear Duct
Depends: Depends in whom you want to treat it and what caused it. In babies, gentle pressure and rubbing may help, although, if small and not infected, it usually resolves on its own. In adults, pretty much the same. May apply a warm washcloth. If infection is present, you will need to treat that. In some cases, surgical approach is recurred to when the conservative ones fail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: In children, the cause is often a small membrane that hasn't yet broken. This can be opened through a probing procedure, normally done under general anesthesia. In adults, there are many different types of blockages. Some require probing and stenting while others require surgery. Dacryocystorhinostomy (dcr) surgery is often performed to bypass the lacrimal duct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try massage: Try massaging the inner corner of the lower eyelid to try to open the duct. Probing the duct may be needed by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Office Irrigation: Blocked tear ducts (adult) are identified and most often treated in an office visit by dilation of the puncta opening and irrigation with saline solution. This is done sitting up in the "slit lamp" used by all eye mds. If this is not successful, then a surgical procedure may be needed (called a dcr) if the problem is significant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : Need to see an opthalmologist for the evalaution of the problem as well as 1. For potential dilation of the punctum -the opening of the lacrimal canaliculi in the eyes , one in each eye lid . 2. The nasolacrimal duct is otherwise the tear duct which collects the tears from 2 canalculi, is close to nose and drain into lateral aspect of the nose . There is one nasolac.Duct on each side , need surgery. ...Read more
Alternatives: Surgical intervention works very well but if you want an alternative to surgical intervention, there are diet and exercise programs for reversing heart disease. There are centers that specialize in this type of treatment. Two of many examples are the Nathan Pritikin Resort and the Dr. McDougall Health and Medical Center. These programs really work and have good research behind them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clogged vs open pore: Open pores are normal. Some opens are small while others are large. Some topical treatments like AHA's can help reduce the size of open pores. Clogged pores have something stuck in them. Usually sebum, the normal substance that the glands produce. If it becomes dry, it makes a plug. Skin can also grow over the exit to the pores blocking them. Looking at them is enough to make the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye allergies: Ocular allergies are very common, and it is important to identify what you are allergic to and avoid those things. This can include airborne allergens (dust, pollen, animal dander), soap / shampoo / other products allergies, and direct contact allergies (pillow, make sure no animals are on the bed). Refrigerated artificial tears, allergy otc drops like zaditor (ketotifen) and alaway, and cool compresses help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BLOCKED TEAR DUCT: Usually seen in the newborn. (you didn't mention age). Gentle massage of the nasal side of the lower eyelid with little finger in rolling motion for 30 seconds, 4-6 times daily to empty the lacrymal sac. Then clean the mucous with a gauge. If no good result, check with the doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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