Treatment for a tear duct tumor?

See below. Get the tumor excised surgically. See an opthalmologist who specializes in occulolastics.

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I have a damaged tear duct and I need more information on treatment?

Sub-specialist. There are ophthalmologists who this is their area of expertise.In palm beach, florida that would be dr.M.Patipa.I've referred patients whose facial cancers have wrecked havoc on the periorbital (eye)region that this dr has done wonders to repair. Read more...

My mom went through 30 sittings of radiation therapy when she was diagnosed with bcg, very close to her eye whivh blocked her tear duct. Any treatment?

Yes. I assume you meant a bcc (basal cell carcinoma). Sometimes this will improve on its own after radiation but if it does not there are a number of procedures that can be done to either open the duct or create a new drainage pathway to the nose so that your mother is bothered so much by excessive tears dripping in her cheek. Speak with an experiences opthalmologist or oculoplastic surgeon. Read more...
Sometimes surgery. Sometimes surgery is needed to reconnect the tear drainage system. Read more...

Which treatments for blocked tear duct are most effective?

Massage & Patience. Your pediatrician will show how to massage the nasolacrimal duct. The area to massage is on the side of the "nasal bridge." you can massage the are 3 times per day for 30 seconds each time. It is not very clear how effective massaging is but 90% of these blocked tear ducts resolve by 6 month of age, sometimes even without massaging! Read more...
Breast Milk--??? Dr hallaj-pour's answer and comments are right on. An old home remedy which is safe and sometimes helps, is to put several dropsw of breast milk in the affected eye twice a day. I have no idea why this helps, but I have seen improvement in some cases. Read more...

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...
Risk factors. Patients who are older than 60 and have sebaceous cell carcinoma close to the eye, tend to do worse, unfortunately. Treatment is typically surgery (radiation if not a surgery candidate).Sebaceous cell carcinomas on the eyelid may need a sentinel lymph node biopsy to check for spread to lymph nodes. A head and neck surgeon should be involved in addition to an eye doctor for your best chance of cure. Read more...