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Blocked Tear Duct

Alternate Names : Occlusion of Nasolacrimal Duct

Blocked Tear Duct | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

Tears and mucus can build up in the nasolacrimal sac, creating an environment for infection. The constant watering and discharge of the eye can cause secondary infections of the eyelids and conjunctiva.

What are the risks to others?

A blocked tear duct is not contagious and poses no risk to others.

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Blocked Tear Duct: Diagnosis & Tests


Blocked Tear Duct: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: William Stevens, MD
Reviewer: Sal Sandoval, MD
Date Reviewed: 09/19/01

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