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Tear Duct Discharge
My 6 week old daughter's eye has been red around the outside and watering. Now there is a green discharge? Is it infected, just a blocked tear duct?
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
I think my 2 month old has a blocked tear duct. Her right eye only has a red eyelid and is tearing up a lot with some discharge. Eye itself not red?
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
A few things to try: First, a blocked tear system usually leads to tearing with no other significant symptoms. If there is pain or redness at the inside corner of the eye, or discharge, there could be infection, and this should be treated promptly. A blocked tear duct otherwise might respond to using warm compresses to the inside corner of the eye, taking oral decongestants, and using decongestant eye drops (otc). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Every night after 6pm my eyes feel irritated. Mid to late day there is yellowish goop at the tear duct and lid margins get redder. Why just at night?
Irritated eyes that: You describe can be caused by a lack of tears or ocular inflammation. The addition of yellow mucous discharge and lid margin inflammation can also be indicative of a blepharitis. In general, a response to either ocular allergies or lid margin disease should be focused on first. A slit lamp exam by your ophthalmologist can diagnose the exact cause and rx the best ocular drop to treat your condition. ...Read more
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