blocked tear duct

blocked tear duct

A blocked nasolacrimal duct which normally carries tears from the eyes to the nose. Blocked tear ducts occur in up to 20% of infants at birth, which usually resolves spontaneously within the first year of life. A blocked tear duct in an adult is more ominous, and is caused by infection, inflammation, an injury or a tumour.
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In the same match, he was very unhappy with the challenge that led to Mark Flanagan needing an operation on a blocked tear duct.
Graeme went to our local A&E, blepharitis was diagnosed by a consultant, and due to a sensation of a blocked tear duct a patency test was carried out.
It could also be a blocked tear duct, which can occur after an infection, inflammation or simply because of ageing.
These treatments have helped to improve the lives of his patients by correcting some of the little things, like a blocked tear duct.
Kashmir Uppal, from Thompsons Solicitors, said opticians said Mrs Holt had a blocked tear duct and droopy eyelid and failed to give a peripheral vision test early on.
A He may have a blocked tear duct, with the natural lubricating fluids produced by the tissues around the eye unable to drain properly, pooling and leading to infection.
Sometimes, tearing may mean a more serious eye problem, such as an infection or a blocked tear duct.
A THIS is usually caused by a blocked tear duct and happens in about one in five babies.
Mezzo soprano Frederica von Stade, another of Zeitels' patients, described the lump in her throat as feeling like ``a blocked tear duct.
If the tears are from one eye only, then it might be due to a blocked tear duct on that side, or a lack of secretion from the eye on the other side.
ron Cunningham Saints boss Keiron Cunningham was particularly upset by the challenge which caused the injury to Flanagan, which went unpunished and necessitated an operation on a blocked tear duct.
It could bea blocked tear duct or inflammatory condition of the eye or surrounding tissues which mayneed specialised treatment.