What can be done for blocked tear duct?

Massage over NL duct. Gentle massage over nasolacrimal duct (tear duct), 3-4 times a day faithfully, will generally uncloggs tear duct. In case obstruction persists over 6 months, infants should be referred to ophthalmologist.

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I have a chronically blocked tear duct?

Often needs surgery. 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. Read more...

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...

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...