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Lacrimal Caruncle Problems
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?
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
Yes: Absolutely. There are specific clinical signs we see on exam such as early tear break up time. Please visit an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Different itching symptom about dryeye and primary meibomian glands dysfunction ? Can be allergy only attack eyelid where eyelashes grow + eyecorner?
Yes; compresses : As before in a previous post to you, if you are not performing hot compresses, then start. This helps the eyelids and reduces the eyelid irritation. Artificial tears and antihistamine eye drops will aide the ocular surface symptoms. If your symptoms are not improving after several days to a couple of weeks, then a visit to your eye md will help determine if you require more aggressive treatment. ...Read more
How does Tricyclic Antidepressant cause dry eyes? Does it cause melbomian gland or lacrimal gland to malfunction?
No: The lacrimal & salivary glands are innervated & stimulated to secrete by cholinergic neurons, ie they use the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh). In medicalese we say that TCAs reversibly combine with & competitively inhibit the postsynaptic muscarinic ACh receptor. Simply put, they block the effect of ACh on the glands. Dry eyes & mouth are called "anticholinergic side effects." ...Read more
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
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 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
Many causes: "adrenal problems" is a very broad question. Your adrenal produces hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. We need these hormones to sustain life; they are increased in response to stress. Adrenal failure can be from autoimmunity; adrenal overactivity from tumors. Alternative practitioners often allege “adrenal fatigue” from chronic stress. See an endocrinologist for adrenal problems. ...Read more
Tear Duct Cysts: A blocked tear duct from a sty or chalazion can be helped by applying warm compress 4 times a day. If the tear duct is blocked by something else, you will have to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to, get it evaluated. Any such blockage can result in headaches. ...Read more
Can swollen nasal passage and sinus cause partially blocked tear duct Ct scan showed no growths ?
Maybe: The tear ducts are small channels or pipe like structures that originate as a drain at the base of the tear sac.The tear sac is just below the inner corner of your eye. The drains hug the inside of the nasal wall & drain near the base. If they become swollen or blocked by debris they won't drain well. Eye surgeons can put a thin wire probe through through them to open the channel. ...Read more
Need to blot tears from both eyes periodically.No redness or irritation.Ophthalmologist says no nasolachrymal duct obstrn. What could be the cause?
Dry eyes: It sounds funny that when eyes seem wet that this is most common symptoms of dry eye.We have two types of tears. Normal basal tears that wet the eye everytime we blink. We need these tears for the eye to be comfortable, and for normal funtionimg of the cornea. When the cornea dries out we get reflex tearng. These tears are usually saltier and thicker than normal basal tears. ...Read more
I have a left eye which is tearing. Blocked duct ruled out. Other symptoms are irritated eyes and sinus symptoms - occasional sneezing.?
Depends: It will persist until the underlying issues is treated and resolved. ...Read more
My left lacrimal caruncle looks bigger & redder than my right. I have no clue if it's always been this way but I'm very scared of malignancy. ?
Lacrimal duct: infections are far more common and more easily treatable than malignancy, so see a doctor for that or send photos ...Read more
I was in the shower and suddenly I felt an intense stinging in my lacrimal caruncle! It's really red, what would cause this?
I don't know if it's always been this way, but my left lacrimal caruncle looks bigger & redder than my right. Optometrist next week. Malignancy?
Doubtful!: While cancer can occur anywhere, it is still relatively rare, especially there. You are doing the best thing by getting it checked though, to be sure. Avoid scents and aerosols and use only hypoallergenic skin care products as irritation from scents and aerosols can cause irritation to the eyes, as well as to the linings of the respiratory tract (ears, nose, throat and lungs) and to the skin. ...Read more
I have severe itching of the lacrimal caruncle area and constant tearing. I take zyrtec (cetirizine) and Pataday daily- no relief. Any suggestions?
My lacrimal caruncle in left eye has been discolored (brown-green)for years. However I just recently noticed that it has grown. Should I be concerned?
Yes: please consult a board certified ophthalmologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Why does my lacrimal caruncle burn sometimes? it gets red and painful and it's difficult to open my eye. It only lasts some minutes
Why does my lacrimal caruncle hurt? today everytime I blink my eye it stings. Is it because I recently got new glasses and the constant tear in my eye
Well: Jerry glasses wouldn't cause this problem unless they're bumping against your eyelid. For specific diagnosis and advice recommend you see an optometrist ophthalmologist or primary care doctor it sounds like you may have an infection of the lachrymal duct or Island ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is a yellow bump in left lacrimal caruncle? Been 2 weeks, no pain, slight itch, extremely dry eyes, slight pressure felt.
Lacrimal caruncle in my right eye is red and inflamed for two days. I figured it would go away but it hurts to touch or blink and feels tired. Help!!?
Lacrimal carbuncle: You should see an ophthalmologist pronto! If you have access to an ophthalmological ER that would be the place to be seen. We are talking about your eye here. Don't dawdle! ...Read more
Lacrimal caruncle is red, itchy, stings. (especially when i wake up) along with lower eyelids . I use lubricant drops and drops for the spring allergy?
I have a small white lump very similar to a pimple on the lacrimal caruncle of my left eye. No pain, no itch. What could this be? It's been 3 days now
Hard to tell: This is something that needs to be seen in "real time" by your doctor. ...Read more
Mucus & air comes from my left eye when i blow my nose from the back of lacrimal caruncle. It seems to detach from eye a little bit. What is solution?
15 years old. Lacrimal caruncle on the right eye is a bit swollen, red, have a small dark-red dot (look like blood) and stinging, ithcing. What is it?
Eye red: It may be an infection so seek care from a physician ...Read more
My lacrimal caruncle is itching alot and there is a certain sting in my left eye very time I shut it. I think there is pimple growing inside eyelid.
Why do superior + inferior lacrimal punctum and medial canthus and caruncle itch so bad and the eyes are dry ?
Can be eye allergy only have itching on caruncle, superior+inferior lacrimal punctum ? Will allergy immunotheraphy work if oral+eyedrop meds not work ?
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