Any home remedy for blocked tear duct?

A few things to try. First, a blocked tear system usually leads to tearing with no other significant symptoms. If there is pain or redness at the inside corner of the eye, or discharge, there could be infection, and this should be treated promptly. A blocked tear duct otherwise might respond to using warm compresses to the inside corner of the eye, taking oral decongestants, and using decongestant eye drops (otc).
No. A blocked tear drainage duct is common in infants and usually resolves without treatment by age 1. In adults, it is much less common and can be corrected by surgery.
Warm compresses. Try using a hot facecloth held over the closed eye for about 5 min and about 2-3 times a day.

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Any body know remedy for blocked tear duct?

Depends on situation. This is common in newborns & given some time and growth the blockage can clear on its own as the duct becomes larger.If still blocked at 6m & unresponsive to simple measures, an ophthalmologist may need to probe the duct & clear the blockage. One simple measure involves rolling the tip of the finger over the inner corner of the eye over the tear sac which may push any blockage down the duct. Read more...

Whats the treatment for a 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...

How effective is surgical treatment for a blocked tear duct?

Very. In most children with dacryostenosis, or a clogged tear duct, no treatment or surgery is necessary. Most cases will resolve on their own. Warm compresses, duct massage, and treatment of superinfection is often all that is needed. However, in the small percentage of babies who require surgery or stenting, the prognosis is excellent, and treatment is effective. Read more...

Blocked tear duct treatment - artificial tears, what to do?

Start with this link. http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/tc/blocked-tear-ducts-topic-overview?page=2. Read more...
Blocked tear duct. Your doctor can show you how to massage your tear ducts in the hope that they will open. If massage doesn't work an eye doctor can do a simple procedure to open them. Read more...

What is the best blocked tear duct treatment - artificial tears?

Massage eyelid. Artificial tears will not help. Gentle massage of the inner corner of the lower eyelid may open the duct. Probing of the tear duct by an ophthalmologist may be needed. Read more...

How do I clean out a blocked tear duct?

Depends. If in a child you can keep it clean and use massage against the nose to help it open. If in an adult, you need an ophthalmologist to determine whether the block is in the upper or lower system with different treatment for each. You cannot clean it out yourself but can massage to clear out accumulated debris until you get it medically fixed. Read more...

How do I clear a blocked tear duct myself?

I would not. As the blockage is often a "stone" and self removal could lead to damage of the duct i'd seek the help of an ophthalmologist. Read more...
You don't. The tear drain system is very delicate and not something you can manipulate on your own. See an ophthalmologist to determine the cause of the blockage and learn about ways to treat it. Read more...

How do doctors clear a blocked tear duct?

Massage or. Canulation. I have seen this in patients treated with various cancers and paclitxel. I refer to an oculoplastic surgeon. I've massaged the duct firmly, and some say that it helps. Read more...

How do doctors cure your blocked tear duct?

Often surgery. A blocked tear duct from birth can sometimes be opened with gentle, frequent massage and time. In an adult, scarring or anatomical abnormalities often require surgery to treat. Read more...
Depends on cause. In children, the cause is often a small membrane that hasn't yet broken. This can be opened through a probing procedure, normally done under general anesthesia. In adults, there are many different types of blockages. Some require probing and stenting while others require surgery. Dacryocystorhinostomy (dcr) surgery is often performed to bypass the lacrimal duct. Read more...