Blocked tear duct surgery

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Learn how your child's blocked tear duct can be treated with surgery.

Key points

  • A blocked tear duct stops the flow of tears from the eye down the lacrimal duct into the nose.
  • There are many treatments for blocked tear ducts. Your child will only have surgery if other medical treatments do not work.
  • After your child's surgery, follow all after-care instructions properly and attend follow-up appointments.
Last updated: June 28th 2023