Blocked tear duct
This occurs when the opening of the duct that normally allows tears to drain from the eyes is obstructed or fails to open properly.
- Persistent watering of the eye.
- If the eye is infected, there might be pus in the corner of the eye and swelling on the side of the nose, just under the inner corner of the eye.
- If there are signs of infection, take your baby to the doctor.
- If a blocked tear duct in a baby does not clear up naturally after a year, you may be referred to an ophthalmic surgeon.
- Gently massaging the upper part of the duct will help.
- If the eye is infected the doctor will prescribe an atibiotic ointment.