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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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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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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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How long does eye redness associated with blocked tear duct last?

Depends: It will persist until the underlying issues is treated and resolved. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could tell if my 2 year old has a blocked tear duct or pink eye?

Redness with both: Pink eye is a viral conjunctivitis which causes a generalized reddening of the eye. It usually starts in one eye and spreads to both. With a blocked tear duct there is yellowish matter in the nasal corner of the eye which may run down the cheek. Gently pushing on the inner corner of the lower eyelid would express more of the matter. ...Read more

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My top tear duct is swollen and slightly painful to touch. There's no discharge and my eye isn't watery. Could this just be a blocked tear duct?

My top tear duct is swollen and slightly painful to touch. There's no discharge and my eye isn't watery. Could this just be a blocked tear duct?

Chalazion: These are very common. Use warm compresses to your eye 4 times a day for 15 minutes each. After a few weeks, it should completely resolve. One thing to watch out for is infection, which may cause draining of pus, or fevers and chills. If it gets this bad, you need to seek medical attention. Hang in there!! ...Read more

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Inner corner of my right eye is sore and if i pull it a little, the inner corner is reddish and there is a yellowish bump. Not a blocked tear duct. ?

Inner corner of my right eye is sore and if i pull it a little, the inner corner is reddish and there is a yellowish bump. Not a blocked tear duct. ?

Normal tissue: In the nasal corner of each eye is a fold of tissue called the caruncle. It often appears yellow due to underlying fat. This tissue is normal. The tear ducts are in the eyelids, and if they are blocked, the swelling is in the skin between the eyelids and the nose. ...Read more

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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?

Possible infection: She may have a blocked tear duct, but may now have an infection in her conjunctiva. She needs to be seen by her doctor to determine what needs to be done. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Tear duct massage: Consult your doctor or eye doctor to show you how to massage the tear duct so that it might open on its own. Surgery will be needed if not opened by a year. ...Read more

Duct (Definition)

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