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What can I do for a chronic blocked tear duct besides surgery?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Tear sac massage

If you roll the tip of your finger over the inner corner of the eye, nose to cheek, this presses on the tear sac located just beneath the skin.
Over time this can push enough water pressure through the tear duct to clear small amounts of debris that clog it. If a kid stays blocked past a year of age the probing under anesthesia can push the blockage out & eliminate the problem.

In brief: Tear sac massage

If you roll the tip of your finger over the inner corner of the eye, nose to cheek, this presses on the tear sac located just beneath the skin.
Over time this can push enough water pressure through the tear duct to clear small amounts of debris that clog it. If a kid stays blocked past a year of age the probing under anesthesia can push the blockage out & eliminate the problem.
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