Blocked Tear Duct Treatment
Treatment for nasolacrimal stenosis often includes tear duct massage and antibiotic eyedrops. Some patients require surgery to correct a blocked nasolacrimal duct.
Treatment for nasolacrimal stenosis may include:
- Massage of the tear duct:
- Gentle rubbing of the tear duct may help to keep the duct open.
- Surgery for nasolacrimal stenosis:
- In some cases, the tear duct may require repair, os that tears can flow through the duct again.
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