Lacrimal Duct Obstruction


Lacrimal Duct Obstruction, Dacryostenosis, Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction

  • Definitions
  1. Dacryostenosis
    1. Blocked tear ducts
  • Signs
  1. Common in infants, with a build-up of yellow, sticky, non-purulent eye secretions
  • Differential Diagnosis
  1. Congenital Glaucoma
    1. May present with persistent eye drainage
    2. Consider and refer in persistent Lacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Management
  1. Infants respond to warm washcloth massage of inner canthus
  2. Adults should be evaluated by ophthalmology
  • Complications