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Blocked Tear Duct

Blocked Tear Duct​

Is your infant experiencing excessive tearing and mucus build-up on the eyelids and lashes? It could be due to a blocked tear duct, a common condition in newborns. This occurs when a thin tissue in the nose fails to open before birth, obstructing the natural drainage of tears from the eyes into the nose and throat. While many cases resolve spontaneously within the first year of life, prompt evaluation and intervention may be necessary in persistent cases.

At Insight Eye Clinic, our specialized team is experienced in diagnosing and treating blocked tear ducts in infants and children. We offer a range of options tailored to each child’s unique needs, including a brief surgical procedure known as tear duct probing. During this minimally invasive procedure, a thin, blunt metal probe is gently passed through the tear drainage system to open the obstruction.

Rest assured, infants and children experience no pain during or after the procedure, although some may experience blood-tinged tears or nasal secretions, which are common and temporary. With our compassionate care and expertise, we strive to provide effective solutions for your child’s eye health and comfort.