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Blocked tear ducts

(6 Posts)
crispyporkbelly Sat 15-Mar-14 13:21:14

Has anyone else's child had this?

Ds has had it from 3 days old (now 15 months) we've done drops which work short term but it always comes back. I wipe them with saline, doesn't help.

His eyes get light green gunk build up all the time. His eyes stream tears a lot.

Was referred to Moorfields where they said its blocked tears ducts and you can either have an op under general to unblock (which I wasn't keen on due to age) or wait it out.

Anyone have any experience and positive outcomes of this?

tallwivglasses Sat 15-Mar-14 20:05:05

Yes, with my DGS. His parents waited it out and by 18 months he was fine. Apparently I had the same thing and they would have given me an op when I was tiny - but that was many decades ago (and my mum waited it out!) Hang on in there!

crispyporkbelly Sun 16-Mar-14 14:37:11

Thanks for replying! Glad it turned out well

poocatcherchampion Sun 16-Mar-14 17:43:15

yes my friend also waited it out.

poocatcherchampion Sun 16-Mar-14 17:43:25

and fine now at 1 year old..

LilyBolero Sun 16-Mar-14 17:58:46

My 7yo had this, eventually they said the same thing - have an op or sit it out.

We sat it out, it cleared fairly quickly after he was 2 iirc.

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