Saturday, March 24, 2007


A thin tube permeates from eyes to nose which, at the time of birth--- remains either blocked or undeveloped due to which water flows from one or both the eyes. This tube is known as ‘lachrymal’ or ‘tear duct’. Though there is no harm to vision it disturbs the child and her parents. Generally this duct opens of its own within 6-9 months. At time, infection may also be the cause when some mucus may appear, thus agglutinating the eyelids. Wash the eyes with lukewarm water and put a drop of soframycin eye drops (diluted) in each eye. It is better to consult a doctor to ensure if there is some other complication or not.


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