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How is a blocked tear duct treated?

The ophthalmological community approaches this problem in a number of ways. In some cases, particularly with frequent infections, parents do have a probing (a surgical procedure) done at six to 12 months. Others decide to wait because there is about a 75% chance of spontaneous resolution of the condition if they wait an additional six months. If it does not clear then, a probing can be successfully performed.

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