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What are the symptoms of a blocked tear duct?

The symptoms of a blocked tear duct include:

  • tearing over the cheek
  • wet eyes
  • tearing on a windy day

Sometimes the tear duct can house an infection and as a result there can be symptoms of a long-term tear duct infection. These include:

  • waking up with discharge in the eyelid
  • painful corner of the eye near the tear duct
  • sticky discharge of the eye

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