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Tear Duct Outside Of Eye
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
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
I woke up this morning with the place right on my lower eye lid hurting (right near my tear duct) what do I do?
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Normal: I get it, too. Just some trapped air. ...Read more
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
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
Could my dry eyes be giving me pain around the tissues of my eyes? The pain is in the eye crease and tear duct, and also on the lower lid.
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 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?
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?
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
Have a dark spot in the corner of my eye on the soft pink tissue near the tear duct. I noticed this the first time this morning. Its now very itchy l?
Dark area: You need to see an ophthalmologist to identify and treat the dark lesion. ...Read more
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