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Afraid of rabies, previously vaccinated. Walking outside on bright, sunny day (no rain). Single drop of liquid fell from tree and lands directly in eye/tear-duct. Couldn't identify source of liquid. Possible bat saliva exposure or being paranoid?

Afraid of rabies, previously vaccinated. Walking outside on bright, sunny day (no rain). Single drop of liquid fell from tree and lands directly in eye/tear-duct. Couldn't identify source of liquid. Possible bat saliva exposure or being paranoid?

Paranoid: The most likely liquid falling from a tree would be water. Did it rain recently? The odds of a bat salivating in a tree on a sunny day is very very rare. Bats like dark places to rest during the day. Also, bats drooling? Also very rare. The saliva from a bat causing rabies comes from a bite, not drool. Also very rare to get rabies through the membranes of the eyes. So, please don't worry. ...Read more

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If flushing your eyes with water can the water go into the tear duct and cause pain?

If flushing your eyes with water can the water go into the tear duct and cause pain?

Nor really: Water should not cause any pain or causes pain in the tear duct. If you are having pain then see an eye doctor. Tear draining openings are on inner corner of the lids that drains to the tears duct. ...Read more

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White spot in corner of my eye above tear duct, sensitive to touch, what is it and what do I need to do? Thanks!

Eye infection: This might be an infection and should be checked by a doctor as soon as possible so it does not spread or get worse. ...Read more

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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?

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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I get this random burning in my eye in the corner near my tear duct it starts in one eye and moves to the next then goes away when I itch. What is it?

I get this random burning in my eye in the corner near my tear duct it starts in one eye and moves to the next then goes away when I itch. What is it?

Allergic? Dry eyes?: The two possibilities that come to mind are allergic conjunctivitis and dry eyes. Do you have nasal allergies?
Some medications can make your eyes dry.
Your general doctor, or even an optometrist, can help you figure out the problem. ...Read more

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Why is my eye bloodshot near the tear duct place?

Why is my eye bloodshot near the tear duct place?

Red eye: Sounds like subconjunctival hemorrhage. Bening. See picture. Dramatic, but bening. Blood vessel rupture due to sneeze, push up, screaming, holding breath etc. Won't be fixed by morning. If in doubt, see optometry or ophthalmology. ...Read more

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What could be causing itchiness near the tear duct of my left eye?

What could be causing itchiness near the tear duct of my left eye?

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

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Recently eye looks crossed/lazy in pictures, could it be swollen tear duct?

Crossed eyes: If you have no known history of crossed or lazy eyes it would be unusual to develop crossed eyes without also noticing double vision. If your tear duct is swollen, it can cause the eyelid to be swollen. Be sure and see an ophthalmologist about this. ...Read more

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I have a small cut near tear duct it makes eye water and crusty my eye is also red?

I have a small cut near tear duct it makes eye water and crusty my eye is also red?

Eye infection: Please see your PCP right away or your Ophthalmologist. You may have conjuctivitis/blepharitis infection and need eye drop or ointment antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I have a hard knot in my tear duct area and my eye is seeping clear liquid. What is it?

Blocked duct: You may have blocked tear duct causing a swelling and overflow of tears. Please see an ophthalmologist who can pass a probe and open the duct if that is the cause. ...Read more

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I have little small irritation bumps around my tear duct of my eye & my lower lid seems to hurt when I blink?

I have little small irritation bumps around my tear duct of my eye & my lower lid seems to hurt when I blink?

You may have blockag: Blockage of your oil glands within the lids. When they get clogged they can become raised in appearance. Also the eyelids can get swore. I would try using a hot compress on the eye for 10-20 min, as the heat helps to open the oil glands. If no significant improvement, see and eye care provider. Good luck! ...Read more

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My tear duct feels like it has a cut and my eye is red it hurts when I blink I have already tried flushing but it didn't work?

My tear duct feels like it has a cut and my eye is red it hurts when I blink I have already tried flushing but it didn't work?

Dry eyes: Not sure what a cut tear duct would feel like, but sounds like your having sharp pain, and foreign body sensation which are hallmarks of dry eyes. I would use artificial tears 3-4 times a day and go see an ophthalmologist. There are other things that can cause those symptoms which can be more dangerous. ...Read more

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Punctual block right eye lower puncta. Despite punctoplasty done of right eye lower punctum the tear duct has not opened. Please advise.

Punctual block right eye lower puncta. Despite punctoplasty done of right eye lower punctum the tear duct has not opened. Please advise.

Repeat dilation: Your ophthalmologist has a tapered probe which can be inserted to dilate the punctum and adjacent canal if they are narrowed. This sometimes requires several applications but usually will work. Check with your doctor if you have not already done so. ...Read more

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Rubbed eye felt like something was in it. Next morning tear duct is swollen itchy hurts. Rinsed it&put patch on it. Feels better with patch. What to do?

Tear duct itches: 55 F Rubbed eye felt like something was in it. Next morning tear duct is swollen itchy hurts. Rinsed it&put patch on it. Feels better with patch. What to do? ANS: I would have your health care team look at it. Without examining it and no pictures cannot really help. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pressure in myleft tear duct and my eye has been constantly watering for 5 days. Do you have an expert opinion of the possible cause?

I have a lot of pressure in myleft tear duct and my eye has been constantly watering for 5 days. Do you have an expert opinion of the possible cause?

Dacryocystitis: It's possible you have an infection of your lacrimal sac. It's the structure that the tears flow through on the way to the nasopharynx. If it doesn't resolve see your eye care specialist to get a diagnosis ...Read more

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My husbands eyes r getting redder and more blood shot and he is experiencing extreme pain in his eyeballs and he has even had blood come out tear duct?

My husbands eyes r getting redder and more blood shot and he is experiencing extreme pain in his eyeballs and he has even had blood come out tear duct?

Seems obvious: This is an emergency. Take him to the ER now. What could cause this is a large topic but the important thing to do is get care immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will pink eye make a tear duct swollen?

Will pink eye make a tear duct swollen?

Possible connection: Yes, infact it may be the other way around. A nasolacrimal duct infection can cause pink eye especially in the medial angle (towards the nose). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pink eye? Are they similar to symptoms of a blocked tear duct?

What are the symptoms of pink eye? Are they similar to symptoms of a blocked tear duct?

Different: Pink eye, or conjunctivitis symptoms are goopy, often yellowish discharge, often with the lids being stuck together in the morning. Blocked tear duct (lacrimal obstruction) symptoms include tears overflowing on the cheek (epiphora) usually without dischage. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on the white of my eye with redness and irritation of the tear duct what could it be?

Conjunctivitis?: I think you should get it looked at. I can speculate that If there are a lot of prominent blood vessels there can appear to be a white spot where there is a lack of them. Do you have allergies? ...Read more

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Inner left eye is painful to the touch and when blinking near the tear duct. I'm getting over a sinus cold. Any connection? Suggestions?

Inner left eye is painful to the touch and when blinking near the tear duct. I'm getting over a sinus cold. Any connection? Suggestions?

Most likely...: If you are suffering of an upper respiratory tract infection the possibility of getting symptoms in any part of your upper respiratory area (throat, ears, eyes, sinus.)might develop a secondary infection. This sounds it might be a stye so try to use warm compresses three times a day, drink plenty of fluids and rest during this season of illness. If worse or no improvement after a week see your dr. ...Read more

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I have a painful swelling under my eye, with redness near the tear duct. Much worse today then it was yesterday. Don't remember being bitten.

I have a painful swelling under my eye, with redness near the tear duct. Much worse today then it was yesterday. Don't remember being bitten.

Stye: This is probably a stye, but may be a blocked tear drain near the nose. Try hot compresses 3 times daily for at least 5-10 minutes. See an eye doctor if the swelling increases, if you develop a fever, or if it isn't getting better in a few days. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and my eye is so painful. The pain is on the top eyelid and tear duct area. I can't even touch it and it hurts to blink?

I woke up this morning and my eye is so painful. The pain is on the top eyelid and tear duct area. I can't even touch it and it hurts to blink?

Eye Pain: Eye pain can be a sign of inflammation or infection. It could also be a manifestation of some other serious condition. You should get this looked at by a doctor, preferably today, before it gets worse. ...Read more

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My right eye looks very irritated, and behind the tear duct is white (normally pink) & I keep headaches. Also my eyes produce a thready substance. Help?

Dacryocystitis: If the tear duct is red, irritated, painful, and have some discharge, could be a canaliculitis or dacryocystitis. Any eye discharge should be checked out for ocular infection or inflammation. ...Read more

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I rubbed my eye since it was itching a little. The itching stopped but now I notice my inner tear duct is a swollen towards the bottom where it itched?

Foreign object: You may have introduced a foreign object into the eye and it has landed near the inner corner tear duct. Try rinsing the eye with room temperature water. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a sty, or is that just a name given to an ifected eye lid or tear duct?

Is there such a thing as a sty, or is that just a name given to an ifected eye lid or tear duct?

Blocked gland: Stye is the general term for a blocked, infected meibomian or oil gland. Everyone has scores of these glands on the edge of the upper and lower lids, and they usually produce the olily or lipid layer of the tears that prevents surface evaporation. When they become blocked with thickened secretions, they usually just stop producing, but can become infected and swollen. That becomes a stye. ...Read more