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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A man who thought his watery eye was a blocked tear duct for six months actually had an "alien" growing in his face.
Graeme Heward was diagnosed withcancer of the nasal liningin 2010 - which he quickly dubbed The Alien - after seeing doctors for months about issues with his eye and pressure in his sinus that was originally believed to be Dry Eye and a blocked tear duct.
Government must do more vivienne aitken JAMIE Mirrlees lives in one of Scotland's most deprived areas and lost half his face to cancer after being told for four years he had a blocked tear duct.
Alternatively, the discharge might be due to a blocked tear duct or tumours of the eyelid - don't be alarmed, most are not cancerous.
Older adults also may develop a blocked tear duct or relaxation of the connective tissue that keeps the inner part of the eyelid flat against the eye.
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. They can also help correct large issues, for patients like Capt.
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. Your eye care professional can treat both of these conditions.
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.