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Itchy Tear Duct
Can dry eyes when wearing contact lenses cause a runny nose and itchiness near tear duct? And sometimes headaches?
Allergen: Tears drain anything in the eye through a drain near the inside corner. Irritating substances can be concentrated in this area. If the vision is not disturbed and there is no pus or pain, you can try over the counter anti-allergic eyedrops to improve this along with eye cleaning. If persistent, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
The area near my tear duct is very red, swollen, itchy and painful when I blink. Is that a stye? What do I do? How long does it take to heal?
Have a dark spot in the corner of my eye on the soft pink tissue near the tear duct. I noticed this the first time this morning. Its now very itchy l?
Dark area: You need to see an ophthalmologist to identify and treat the dark lesion. ...Read more
I had hair dye go in my eye, i rinsed well, it is a little red in the tear duct corner, and a little sore. No vision problems. Will my eye be ok?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer