(Infected Tear Duct)
|Blocked Tear Duct|
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- Nasal polyps
- Local swelling or infection such as conjunctivitis or sinusitis
- Problem with tear duct structure such as narrowing of ducts
- Injury to eye or surrounding tissue
- Reddening of the side of the nose near the inner corner of the eye
- Tenderness of the side of the nose near the inner corner of the eye
- Swelling or bump on the side of the nose
- Mucus or pus in the corner of the eye
- Crusty eyelids or eyelashes after sleep
- Warm compresses over the area
- Gentle massage of the duct to encourage drainage
- Balloon procedure to open narrow tear ducts
- Surgery to open or create a new drainage path for tears
American Medical Association http://www.ama-assn.org
Kids Health http://www.kidshealth.org
Dacryocystitis. University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center website. Available at: http://www.kellogg.umich.edu/theeyeshaveit/red-eye/dacryocystitis.html. Accessed January 8, 2013.
Dacryocystitis. Patient.co.UKwebsite. Available at: http://www.kellogg.umich.edu/theeyeshaveit/red-eye/dacryocystitis.html. Accessed January 8, 2013.
Nasolacrimal duct obstruction. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php. Updated July 16, 2010. Accessed November 4, 2010.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 11/2012 -
- Update Date: 11/26/2012 -