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Should there be a small black dot on the inferior lacrimal punctum? Is this normal?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Need to see it

It's difficult to know without seeing what you describe - but the central opening of the lacrimal punctum can appear as a black spot, so this likely is normal.
See your doctor if pain, swelling, dry or red eyes develop.

In brief: Need to see it

It's difficult to know without seeing what you describe - but the central opening of the lacrimal punctum can appear as a black spot, so this likely is normal.
See your doctor if pain, swelling, dry or red eyes develop.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Unusual

This could be a dark object stuck on/in the punctum, or a nevus next to it.
Try flushing it out with artificial tears and machanical motion with a cotton tip applicator. If still persistent, then have an ophthalmologist look at it for definitive diagnosis.

In brief: Unusual

This could be a dark object stuck on/in the punctum, or a nevus next to it.
Try flushing it out with artificial tears and machanical motion with a cotton tip applicator. If still persistent, then have an ophthalmologist look at it for definitive diagnosis.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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