Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
160 Doctors are Online

Watering left eye since birth, blocked tear duct. Tried massaging lacrimal duct. Cure?

Hi, I have a 10 month old daughter whose left eye has been watery since birth. I was told by her pediatrician that she had a blocked tear duct, and that it should subside within months. Every time i would take my daughter for F/U vists, she would prolong the time frame in which her lacrimal duct should open. i have tried to massage her lacrimal duct to get it toopen with no avail.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  38
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Pediatrician 's  Response

Usually blocked tear duct in infants, resolves on its own by around 1 year of age.

And the usually recommended treatment is a regular massage.

If after regular massage too, the condition does not improve, then you will be referred to an Eye Specialist who will do minimally invasive procedures like probe and irrigation- done as outpatient procedure.

Since you are very anxious, you may visit an Ophthalmologist and get his opinion too.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your daughter good health.
Answered: Mon, 11 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor