Signs of a Blocked Tear Duct

illustration of tear duct anatomy

A blocked tear duct prevents your eye(s) from draining excess fluid from the eye and into the nose. Without anywhere for your tears to go, your eye may experience irritation and excessive watering. This condition can affect virtually anyone. In fact, some infants are born with a partially obstructed or totally blocked tear duct. Let’s …

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What Are the Causes of Dry Eye?

If you are a little older or have been wearing contacts for several years, you may notice that there are times when your eyes feel noticeably dry. It may result in irritation, a sensation of itching or burning as a result of inadequate lubrication. Unfortunately, dry eye doesn’t just make you uncomfortable. If left untreated, …

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