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Depends on the cause: There are different parts of the eye that many people call "tear ducts" but may not be the actual tear duct. The tear duct, which drains your tears, can get blocked for reasons that are generally not helped by eye drops. A clogged tear duct usually has to be probed or even have surgery to unclog it. If you are referring to the pores that line the lids that can get clogged, abx can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : No, you probably have blocked meibomian glands on the eyelids. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. Use dilute baby shampoo to clean lids. If it persists, go for an exam. ...Read more
No effect: Tears supplement the natural tears and relieve symptoms related to this. They have no effect on tear production and will not change the physiological pattern for which tear supplementation is needed. So continue to use tears as needed. ...Read more
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
Ciliary body: The aqueous functions as the clear "blood" of the front of the eye. It is produced in a ring gland behind the outer edge of the iris called the ciliary body. The fluid bathes the eye interior and supplies oxygen and nutrients to the lens and the inside of the cornea, carrying away waste products and carbon dioxide. Dysfunction of the drains can lead to glaucoma. ...Read more
NLD blockage: Usually ENT, some oculoplastic surgeonsGet a more detailed answer ›
Eye irritation: The question to be addressed is what is causing the irritation you are experiencing. An ophthalmologist can address this issue. ...Read more
Which possible between eyelid dermatitis, allergy or blepharitis, has only itch on caruncle, superior +inferior lacrimal punctum different times per day?
Yes: Anterior blepharitis typically will be noticed by debris on the lashes. This is commonly caused by overgrowth of bacteria (which normally live there). The toxins they secrete can start the inflammatory cycle which can lead to dry eye. Alternatively, demodex mites are another cause of inflammation that can be diagnosed by plucking eyelashes and looking under the microscope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation and redness of/near Lacrimal caruncle. I am using eye drops for dry eyes.Is it due to allergy?
May Be Get Checked: It may be allergy but I will recommend you get it checked by your Opthalmologist ...Read more