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What is the result of blocked tear duct?

What is the result of blocked tear duct?

Tears don't drain: If a tear duct does not drain, they well up along the edge of the eyelids & skin germs can get in & cause a chronic low grade crustiness or discharge.Sometimes recurrent inflammation of the eyelids will occur. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a blocked tear duct.?

Tearing: A blocked tear duct is most commonly seen in children under the age of 12 months. It typically presents with a watery eye, occasionally with some mucus. Treatment involves massaging the region overlying the duct, mechanically or surgically opening the duct, or simply observing whether it will open on its own. In older individuals, it almost always requires surgery, if the symptoms are bothersome. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of causes of a blocked tear duct?

Not well developed: Blocked tear duct is quite common in newborn babies, mostly because the duct is still quite small and well-formed yet. Usually after 6 montns or so as the duct enlarge and mature (more well-formed, it drains better and the blockage is resolved. Often, no treatment is needed. Some persistent cases may need a bit of probing to open it up. Hope this makes sense to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of blocked tear duct?

What are the symptoms of blocked tear duct?

See below: Usually discharge from the affected eye. And there is no redness to the white part of the eye. ...Read more

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Is epiphora from punctal plugs harmful? I've had some overflowing of tears, but the alternative of no tears is painful.

Is epiphora from punctal plugs harmful? I've had some overflowing of tears, but the alternative of no tears is painful.

No: Other than being an annoyance at times, you are unlikely to have other difficulties. Also, an overflow of tears is a safer state than the consequences of dry eyes. ...Read more

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How long does increased tearing associated with blocked tear duct last?

How long does increased tearing associated with blocked tear duct last?

As long as block is+: As long as the bloch is there , there is increased tearing otherwise called crocodile tears or ephiphora in medical term as there is tearing without emotional element causing it. Surgery consultation and options suggested by the eye surgeon are the solutions. ...Read more

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Tearduct blockage with a clear big cyst on it.It's the tearduct by lamcratial gland not the tearduct where tears flow out.It's the other side.Eye ache?

Tearduct blockage with a clear big cyst on it.It's the tearduct by lamcratial gland not the tearduct where tears flow out.It's the other side.Eye ache?

Ache: Is it near this site.? The eye lids have an opening called punctuate to allow tear to drain. The tear go though canalicua then to the laccimal sack. This has an opening where the tears drain under the inferior turbinate in the nose. A blocked tear duct is usually not painful unless infected. Have this examined! ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a blocked tear duct and a stye in the lid?

Whats the difference between a blocked tear duct and a stye in the lid?

Location mainly: The tear duct is in the corner of the bottom eyelid near the nose and drains tears into the nose. It can be blocked at birth creating watering eyes with discharge, or occur later from other causes. Sometimes that needs surgery to open.A stye is a blocked, and usually infected gland in he eyelid at the base f an eyelash. Can often be treated with compresses and antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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How is a blocked tear duct in adults treated?

Surgery!: You can do nothing, or if you want to treat and eliminate the chronic tearing you will need surgery. There are many different techniques to treat. ...Read more

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Eyelid burning a sign of posterior blepharitis?

Eyelid burning a sign of posterior blepharitis?

Occasional symptom: Blepharitis, a dandruff like inflammation of the lids focused on the lash line, can cause burning, crusting, itching, tear overflow and irritation. Look for redness and minor swelling of the lid margin. If you these symptoms you might have the condition. Try gentle scrubbing of the lids with shampoo using a cotton tip applicator. Keep clean and dry. If persistent, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a clogged milk duct?

What sort of disease is a clogged milk duct?

Not a disease: When breastfeeding, sometimes the thick secretions can obstruct a milk duct. If this persists it can lead to a mastitis. Gentle massage with warm compresses will usually allow the blockage to release. ...Read more

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Is the extra skin near tear duct surrounding eyeball called thr plica semilumaris and if so what causes burning when no infection is present?

Is the extra skin near tear duct surrounding eyeball called thr plica semilumaris and if so what causes burning when no infection is present?

Dry eyes likely: The plica semilunaris is a vestigial structure of the nictitating membrane seen in other animals. It aides in forming a tear lake. The burning sensation you are experiencing is likely dry eye related and artificial tears should aid in your comfort. ...Read more

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What are the differences between blocked tear ducts and watering eye problem?

What are the differences between blocked tear ducts and watering eye problem?

Tearing: Tearing of the eyes is a symptom. It has many possible causes. One possible cause is blockage of the drainage system in the eye. This will typically cause constant tearing on one side. See your eye doctor for confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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MRCP "Persistent mild dilation of the central intrahepatic duct. There are areas of mild narrowing & irregularity of the intrahepatic ducts & proximal common duct. No dilation of common bile duct. Gallbladder sludge is present." What causes this?

MRCP "Persistent mild dilation of the central intrahepatic duct. There are areas of mild narrowing & irregularity of the intrahepatic ducts & proximal common duct. No dilation of common bile duct. Gallbladder sludge is present." What causes this?

Nonspecific: I believe that the ductal findings are nonspecific. Sludge in the gall bladder can cause abdominal distress and indigestion. A gastroenterologist would sit down with the radiologist and review the images and decide whether more imaging studies like an MRI or liver biopsy are advisable depending upon your symptoms or lack of symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages or risks of plugging the tear ducts for dry eye condition that can't be relieved by eye drops?

What are the disadvantages or risks of plugging the tear ducts for dry eye condition that can't be relieved by eye drops?

Risks: Plugs are relatively safe. However, there is a chance you could feel the plug or that you end up with too much tears. A buried plug may require an even more invasive procedure if that plug ever needed to be removed. Lastly, there is a theory that dry eyes is due to inflammation on the eye surface, and that plugs could hasten the progression of dry eyes by trapping the inflammatory cells. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a clogged milk duct?

What are the symptoms of a clogged milk duct?

See below:: It's a sore, tender lump or knotty area in the breast. It occurs when a milk duct is not draining well, and inflammation builds up. The area may be warm to the touch and red, and if it is located in a duct close to the surface of the skin, you may be able to feel it distinctly with your fingers. A plugged duct is not accompanied by fever. Usually occurs in 1 breast at a time. ...Read more

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