Clogged tear ducts, aka nasolacrimal duct stenosis, is a fairly common problem among newborns.
The tear duct's opening is located on the inner portion of the lower eyelid and runs from the eyelid to the inside of the nose where it drains into the nasal cavity.
For a small percentage of children, the inferior portion of the duct remains closed after birth and does not allow tears to drain properly.
For these children, tears flow over the lower lid and down their cheeks.
Learning and using the proper massage techniques is essential in order to avoid infection and subsequent surgery.
By diligently massaging the discharge out of the sac and duct, you can reduce the pressure and bacterial build up within the system and buy your little one time to outgrow this problem naturally.
Join Dr. Corinn Cross as she explains the proper techniques.