Tear Tract Diseases

Tear congestion occurs when the fluid secreted by the tear gland in the eyes accumulates in the eye for any reason or flows from between the eyelids to the cheek. This causes an infection in the tear ducts, which is manifested by symptoms such as pain, redness, swelling.

What are Tear Tract Diseases?

Congenital Obstruction: This situation, which we frequently encounter in babies, is a process that begins with birth. It may occur due to developmental problems in the tear ducts that have not completed their development or in the structure of the skull. It usually manifests itself with eye watering and burrs 1-2 months after birth.

Narrowing of the ducts as you age: It may occur due to narrowing and blockages in the tear ducts due to advancing age.

Facial injuries and trauma: Any injury to the face and bones can cause occlusion of the channels.

What is the Treatment for Tear Duct Occlusion?

The treatment methods applied for babies are massage and drip method applied on the advice of a physician. In cases that do not respond to treatment, surgical intervention can be applied.

In adults, as in babies, the tear duct does not open spontaneously. In the first place, in adults; widening, probing and washing methods are used. If these are not sufficient, stent method or various surgical methods can be applied after the control of the eye health and diseases doctor.