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Blocked Tear Duct / Dacryostenosis

A common and contagious condition affecting newborns, the partial or complete obstruction in the tear duct system of the eyes is known as Dacryostenosis. One or both eyes can be constantly filled with tears or mucus.

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Blocked Tear Duct / Dacryostenosis

This is a common condition affecting newborns. The partial or complete obstruction in the duct system that carries tears away from the eye is known as "Dacryostenosis."One or both eyes can be constantly filled with tears or mucus. Infection of the tear duct or gland is called dacryocystitis....Read More

Posted on : Saturday, March 6, 2010 12:00 AM
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My eye doctor stretched the opening-inserted what felt like a needle & irrigated the duct w/salt water. It did hurt briefly, but it did open the duct up. Eye drops 3X daily followed...so far so good.
Replied on Monday, December 29, 2008 12:00 AM

Dear Pat, I have now also got a blocked tear duct and have been told by my doctor that what you had is able to be done easily with no pain. Did you have a sinus infection before it happened that caused it? only one eye is affected and yes I have a sinus infection.
Replied on Saturday, January 10, 2009 12:00 AM

I think my tear duct on the left side is blocked a little because my nose get swollen really bad but the tears in my eye go down fine does anyone know if that sounds like a blocked tear duct?
Replied on Saturday, February 28, 2009 12:00 AM

You may experiment taking
glasses of water with tolerable quantity of
lemon juice. caution:Too much lemon juice may lead to
diarrhea; watch your tolerance limits.
pl. reply if your experiment yields beneficial resulta eiyher immediately or after a few days'
Replied on Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:00 AM
My new baby got Blocked Tear Duct(Dacryostenosis), the 6 days old baby has to be treated surgically at Holy Family Hospital, Delhi, India on 4th March 2010 by expert doctors.
Replied on Saturday, March 6, 2010 12:00 AM

Getting DCR surgury on the 11th at the Shiley Eye Center in San Diego for my closed tear duct.
Replied on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 5:38 PM

did this work for you? i have draining from both my eyes like i am crying and they think there is a blockage somewhere in the tear ducts , have an appt thursday ....just wanted to know if this helped
Replied on Monday, October 10, 2011 5:50 PM

surgery does more bad than good avoid
Replied on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 4:39 AM

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