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What is the result of blocked tear duct?

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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Eye Exam (Definition)

An eye exam consists of checking the vision. If this is not normal a manifest refraction is done to determine if any glasses are needed. This is the test where the patient is asked which lens is better number one or two. Then the health of the eye is evaluated with a microscope called a slit lamp. To be able to see the back of the eye, the retina, ...Read more


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Whats the difference between a blocked tear duct and a stye in the lid?

Whats the difference between a blocked tear duct and a stye in the lid?

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

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What are the symptoms of blocked tear duct?

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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What are the disadvantages or risks of plugging the tear ducts for dry eye condition that can't be relieved by eye drops?

What are the disadvantages or risks of plugging the tear ducts for dry eye condition that can't be relieved by eye drops?

Risks: Plugs are relatively safe. However, there is a chance you could feel the plug or that you end up with too much tears. A buried plug may require an even more invasive procedure if that plug ever needed to be removed. Lastly, there is a theory that dry eyes is due to inflammation on the eye surface, and that plugs could hasten the progression of dry eyes by trapping the inflammatory cells. ...Read more

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Tearduct blockage with a clear big cyst on it.It's the tearduct by lamcratial gland not the tearduct where tears flow out.It's the other side.Eye ache?

Tearduct blockage with a clear big cyst on it.It's the tearduct by lamcratial gland not the tearduct where tears flow out.It's the other side.Eye ache?

Ache: Is it near this site.? The eye lids have an opening called punctuate to allow tear to drain. The tear go though canalicua then to the laccimal sack. This has an opening where the tears drain under the inferior turbinate in the nose. A blocked tear duct is usually not painful unless infected. Have this examined! ...Read more

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What are the differences between blocked tear ducts and watering eye problem?

What are the differences between blocked tear ducts and watering eye problem?

Tearing: Tearing of the eyes is a symptom. It has many possible causes. One possible cause is blockage of the drainage system in the eye. This will typically cause constant tearing on one side. See your eye doctor for confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a blocked tear duct.?

Tearing: A blocked tear duct is most commonly seen in children under the age of 12 months. It typically presents with a watery eye, occasionally with some mucus. Treatment involves massaging the region overlying the duct, mechanically or surgically opening the duct, or simply observing whether it will open on its own. In older individuals, it almost always requires surgery, if the symptoms are bothersome. ...Read more

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What could cause an absyss in the corner of eye?

What could cause an absyss in the corner of eye?

Staph: Staphylococcus is the most common cause of an eyelid abscess. They can be managed with hot soaks in some cases. In others they will need to be drained. ...Read more

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What is Indirect ophthalmoscope laser for a retina tear along the periphery of the eye?

What is Indirect ophthalmoscope laser for a retina tear along the periphery of the eye?

Repair of Retina: Often a retinal tear can be repaired by laser. This is the safest, gentlest, most comfortable approach with the quickest recovery. Using an indirect ophthalmoscope simply means that your eye surgeon will use special headgear and a handheld lens to see into the periphery of your eye and use a foot pedal control to deliver the laser pulses. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for sebaceous carcinoma close to the tear duct of the eye, and what are the treatments?

What is the prognosis for sebaceous carcinoma close to the tear duct of the eye, and what are the treatments?

Sebaceous carcinoma: The prognosis is excellent. Given the location, these tumors can be somewhat tricky to completely remove, as areas of the tumor can appear like normal sebaceous glands. The surgery is best performed by an ophthalmologist who does eye plastics, as they more routinely deal with this tumor type. ...Read more

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Problem in vision of right eye after diagnosis of pvd/ is that due to floaters or retinal tear now?

Problem in vision of right eye after diagnosis of pvd/ is that due to floaters or retinal tear now?

Could be: Could be tear, or simply you are appreciating the PVD more. If this is a change since you last saw the ophthalmologist, see him promptly. ...Read more

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What could be related to holes in the iris of the eye?

What could be related to holes in the iris of the eye?

Iris holes: Holes in the iris may be congenital and of various shapes where the edges of the iris do not close completely. Holes can also result from trauma to the eye. The effect on vision depends on the size, shape and position of the hole or holes. ...Read more

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What is the cause of greenish mucus in the eye?

What is the cause of greenish mucus in the eye?

Conjunctivitis: Green discharge from the eye usually indicates a conjunctivitis, or eye infection. See your family doctor or ophthalmologist to confirm the diagnosis and provide a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for eye trauma resulting in floater?

What is the best treatment for eye trauma resulting in floater?

See eye md: Eye trauma causing a new floater should be examined by an ophthalmologist for possible retinal damage. Make an appointment soon. ...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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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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What besides a retinal tear would cause bright flashes of light in the corners of the eyes?

What besides a retinal tear would cause bright flashes of light in the corners of the  eyes?

See below: Floaters, flashing lights, or part of the peripheral vision missing (like a curtain or veil obscuring your vision) indicates the need for an urgent dilated retinal examination to rule out retinal tear or detachment. It could also be an ocular migraine, posterior vitreous detachment, retinitis, or tumor. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Is the extra skin near tear duct surrounding eyeball called thr plica semilumaris and if so what causes burning when no infection is present?

Is the extra skin near tear duct surrounding eyeball called thr plica semilumaris and if so what causes burning when no infection is present?

Dry eyes likely: The plica semilunaris is a vestigial structure of the nictitating membrane seen in other animals. It aides in forming a tear lake. The burning sensation you are experiencing is likely dry eye related and artificial tears should aid in your comfort. ...Read more

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Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more