Blocked Tear Ducts

Blocked Tear Ducts

Newborns may be born with blocked tear ducts. Typically, this will cause excess tearing and frequent infections. This is a common condition affecting up to 10 percent of children. In most cases, it will resolve with time. Massaging the tear duct may help. If symptoms persist, then the tear duct may be opened by an ophthalmologist when the child is six to 12 months of age.

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