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Has anyone heard of causes of a blocked tear duct?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not well developed

Blocked tear duct is quite common in newborn babies, mostly because the duct is still quite small and well-formed yet.
Usually after 6 montns or so as the duct enlarge and mature (more well-formed, it drains better and the blockage is resolved. Often, no treatment is needed. Some persistent cases may need a bit of probing to open it up. Hope this makes sense to you. Good luck.

In brief: Not well developed

Blocked tear duct is quite common in newborn babies, mostly because the duct is still quite small and well-formed yet.
Usually after 6 montns or so as the duct enlarge and mature (more well-formed, it drains better and the blockage is resolved. Often, no treatment is needed. Some persistent cases may need a bit of probing to open it up. Hope this makes sense to you. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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