Symptoms & Signs
The symptom is increased tearing, which overflows onto the face or cheek.
Diagnosis & Tests
- Examination of the inside of the nose
- Fluorescein eye stain to see how tears drain
- Special x-ray studies may be done to examine the duct
- Standard ophthalmic exam
Blocked tear duct : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Blocked tear duct : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Blocked tear duct : Treatment
Review Date : 8/1/2008
Reviewed By : Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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