Blocked tear duct


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.
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