How Do I Know if I Have Blocked Tear Ducts?

How Do I Know if I Have Blocked Tear Ducts? - Eyelidpros

If your eye or eyes are watery or irritated and are no longer draining normally, it could be because you have blocked tear ducts. Excessive tearing, redness in the eye, blurred vision, crusting or swelling around the eyes, recurring eye infections, and inflammation are also indicators of blocked tear ducts. To unclog a blocked tear duct, you should visit your physician immediately to assess your condition and provide solutions.

What Causes Blocked Tear Ducts?

Blocked tear ducts can be caused by a chronic infection, injury, or trauma. Chronic infection and inflammation in the eyes, nose, or tear ducts can cause blocking. Injuries or trauma near the eye can cause scarring or bone damage that damage or disrupt the flow of tear ducts. They can also be caused by particles that are lodged in the eye and migrate to the ducts. Blocked tear ducts are commonly present in infants and usually resolve themselves but could lead to complications when not treated properly. 

Blocked Tear Ducts At EyelidPros

If you are suffering from blocked tear ducts in Southfield, MI, St. Clair Shores, MI, Rochester Hills, MI, or the surrounding areas, the board-certified physicians at EyelidPros can help you. Our physicians provide award-winning medical and surgical care. We can analyze your symptoms and determine the degree of blockage to provide the most effective tear duct treatments for your situation, which could be surgical procedures such as dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) or warm compresses and antibiotics. Check out our photo gallery to see photos featuring the results of our patients’ forehead lifts. To learn more about us or schedule a consultation, contact us online today.

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