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Blocked tear duct treatment - artificial tears, what to do?

Blocked tear duct treatment - artificial tears, what to do?

Blocked tear duct: Your doctor can show you how to massage your tear ducts in the hope that they will open. If massage doesn't work an eye doctor can do a simple procedure to open them Read more

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What is the best blocked tear duct treatment - artificial tears?

What is the best blocked tear duct treatment - artificial tears?

Massage eyelid: Artificial tears will not help. Gentle massage of the inner corner of the lower eyelid may open the duct. Probing of the tear duct by an ophthalmologist may be needed. Read more

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How effective is surgical treatment for a blocked tear duct?

How effective is surgical treatment for a blocked tear duct?

Very: In most children with dacryostenosis, or a clogged tear duct, no treatment or surgery is necessary. Most cases will resolve on their own. Warm compresses, duct massage, and treatment of superinfection is often all that is needed. However, in the small percentage of babies who require surgery or stenting, the prognosis is excellent, and treatment is effective. Read more

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What's the treatment for a blocked tear duct?

What's the treatment for a blocked tear duct?

Often needs surgery: 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. Read more

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Which treatments for blocked tear duct are most effective?

Which treatments for blocked tear duct are most effective?

Massage & Patience: Your pediatrician will show how to massage the nasolacrimal duct. The area to massage is on the side of the "nasal bridge." you can massage the are 3 times per day for 30 seconds each time. It is not very clear how effective massaging is but 90% of these blocked tear ducts resolve by 6 month of age, sometimes even without massaging! Read more

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How do doctors cure your blocked tear duct?

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 more

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How do you treat a blocked tear duct?

See below: Dacryostenosis, clogged tear duct, is usually managed by gentle massages over tear duct. Most of clogged ducts open before 6 months of age. Read more

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What can be done for blocked tear duct?

Massage over NL duct: Gentle massage over nasolacrimal duct (tear duct), 3-4 times a day faithfully, will generally uncloggs tear duct. In case obstruction persists over 6 months, infants should be referred to ophthalmologist. Read more

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What can I do to fix a blocked tear duct?

Probe duct: A ophthalmologist can thread a wire down the duct & push out an obstruction. Read more

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What can be done for a blocked tear duct!?

Drops or surgery: In infants it will sometimes resolve spontaneously. In adults it may resolve with antibiotic drops but may require an office procedure like flushing the duct or may require a surgical procedure called a dacryocystorhinostomy (dcr). A true duct obstruction in an adult will not go away spontaneously and can lead to a serious infection of the soft tissues around the eye that can spread to the brain. Read more

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Blocked tear duct procedure in adults, what to do?

Blocked tear duct procedure in adults, what to do?

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

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Is there a less invasive way to clear a blocked tear duct?

I would not: As the blockage is often a "stone" and self removal could lead to damage of the duct i'd seek the help of an ophthalmologist. Read more

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How do I clean out a blocked tear duct?

How do I clean out a blocked tear duct?

Depends: If in a child you can keep it clean and use massage against the nose to help it open. If in an adult, you need an ophthalmologist to determine whether the block is in the upper or lower system with different treatment for each. You cannot clean it out yourself but can massage to clear out accumulated debris until you get it medically fixed. Read more

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What does a blocked tear duct feel like?

Tearing: Your eye will tear up and sometimes you get goopy discharge. Tears will run down the face. Read more

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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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How do I clear a blocked tear duct myself?

How do I clear a blocked tear duct myself?

You don't: The tear drain system is very delicate and not something you can manipulate on your own. See an ophthalmologist to determine the cause of the blockage and learn about ways to treat it. Read more

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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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