Blocked Tear Ducts Treatment in Gainesville, FL

Blocked tear ducts do not allow the eye to drain properly. The result is watery irritation. Blocked tear ducts are extremely common in newborns but often go away on their own. However, a persistently blocked tear duct is virtually always correctable.

Symptoms of blocked tear ducts include:

  • Excessive tearing
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Recurring eye infections
  • Pain and swelling at the inside corner of the eye
  • Discharge
  • Blurred vision

Since tears do not drain as they should, the stagnant tears can become a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses. Treatment options range from simple eye drops to surgical procedures. The cause of blockage will determine which treatment is right for your child.