What Happens if Blocked Tear Ducts Go Untreated?

What Happens if Blocked Tear Ducts Go Untreated? - Consultants in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery

If blocked tear ducts aren’t treated they can develop into more severe infections that could require hospitalization. Untreated blocked tear ducts could result in cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection that can spread around the body and cause painful lumps underneath the skin. Blocked tear ducts stop tears from draining properly, making them accumulate in your eyes and causing irritation and infection. 

How Do I Know If I Have Blocked Tear Ducts?

If you are experiencing excessive tearing, irritation, redness, inflammation, swelling, crusting, or pus around the eyes that is causing blurred vision or pain, you may have a blocked tear duct. Blocked tear ducts can be caused by particles getting into your eyes, face or head injuries, holes or cuts in the drainage duct, a tumor, and more. If your eyes are excessively watery or irritated, you should get checked by an eye doctor to prevent eye infections and infections within the duct itself and start treatment immediately.

Blocked Tear Ducts At EyelidPros

If you are suffering from blocked tear ducts in Southfield, MI, St. Clair Shores, MI, Troy, MI, or the surrounding areas, the board-certified physicians at EyelidPros provide compassionate and comprehensive medical and surgical care of the delicate areas around the eyes. Our doctors can identify if you need warm compresses and antibiotics to relieve your blockage or surgical intervention. To learn more about our blocked tear ducts procedure contact us online today.

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