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Doctor insights on: Tear Duct Plugs

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Can pink eye drops help clogged tear ducts?

Can pink eye drops help clogged tear ducts?

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 more

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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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Adult blocked tear duct. Is surgery required?

Adult blocked tear duct. Is surgery required?

Possibly: If the blocked tear duct results in tearing down your cheek, you may need surgery. If the blocked tear duct results in infections, you may need surgery. See eye doctor forst and will probably recommend an antibiotic drop and warm compresses to see if it opens. Then might try to squirt water into the duct in the office to see if actually blocked. ...Read more

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Any home remedy for blocked tear duct?

Any home remedy for blocked tear duct?

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 more

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Will systane ultra eye drops unplug ducts of secretory glands in my lower eye lid?

Will systane ultra eye drops unplug ducts of secretory glands in my lower eye lid?

No : No, you probably have blocked meibomian glands on the eyelids. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. Use dilute baby shampoo to clean lids. If it persists, go for an exam. ...Read more

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How to treat clogged tear duct?

How to treat clogged tear duct?

Depends: Depends in whom you want to treat it and what caused it. In babies, gentle pressure and rubbing may help, although, if small and not infected, it usually resolves on its own. In adults, pretty much the same. May apply a warm washcloth. If infection is present, you will need to treat that. In some cases, surgical approach is recurred to when the conservative ones fail. ...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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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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Can tear duct cyst cause headaches?

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

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Eyes dry despite artificial tears. Constant floaters Vision unclear. Considering plugging tear ducts n vitreolysis. Any side effects or risks?

Tear duct plugs good: You should be using the tear drops 6 times a day and nght time gel (Refresh PM or Genteal gel) will be helpful. If that fails have the punctal plugs put in. Another option would be Restasis but it is expensive. Floaters usually clear with time and vitreous surgery is not indicated. An exam by an ophthalmologist is needed with the floaters to make sure there is no tear in the retina. ...Read more

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How to treat a grade 3 tear posterior horn medial meniscus and an ACL tear?

How to treat a grade 3 tear posterior horn medial meniscus and an ACL tear?

ACL reconstruction: When they do reconstruction they will either take out the torn posterior horn or repair it if that needed. ...Read more

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Can cauterized tear ducts be reversed?

With difficulty: Cauterized ducts have the inside burnt so they scar shut to help you with dry eyes. If you are now having tear overflow, then consideration of surgical opening is a possibility. Check with an oculoplastic surgeon about stent insertion to allow a new passageway to form. ...Read more

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Do artificial tears drain into throat?

Do artificial tears drain into throat?

Yes: Yes all eye drops (and your own tears) can drain into your nose and down the throat. ...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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Where would asupraspinatus tendon tear, or a rim rent tear be located?

Where would asupraspinatus tendon tear, or a rim rent tear be located?

See below: The shoulder . This is one of the 4 rotator cuff muscles and most commonly torn . Follow up with an orthopedic surgeon good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Grade 3 tear posterior horn medical meniscus and also ACL tear, what to do?

Grade 3 tear posterior horn medical meniscus and also ACL tear, what to do?

You need surgery. : Young people with an acl tear and meniscus injury are at risk for further knee injury and damage with loss of function without surgery. Surgery consists of arthroscopic acl reconstruction and menisectomy versus meniscus repair. Typically it should be done by a fellowship trained sports medicine otthopaedist. ...Read more