Advertisement

What is the treatment for a child born without a tear duct in one eye?

If the lacrimal drainage system - the portion of the tear system responsible for draining tears from the eye - appears abnormal,  management depends upon the nature of the child’s particular abnormality. Some solutions are straightforward, such as probing procedures to open a narrowed or obstructed drainage system. Other solutions require more extensive surgery designed to create an alternative drainage pathway for tear passage.

It is therefore important to obtain an accurate diagnosis because this will ultimately lead to recommendation on a specific solution(s) for your child. You should consider having your child seen by either a pediatric opthalmologist or one who specializes in plastic surgery.

Continue Learning about Eye Conditions

Presbyopia: Correcting Age-Related Vision Loss
Presbyopia: Correcting Age-Related Vision Loss
Sometime around of after age 40, many people notice that it is getting more difficult for their eyes to focus on nearby objects. For many, the first s...
Read More
How can uveal coloboma be inherited?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Isolated coloboma can follow all possible patterns of single-gene inheritance, namely autosomal domi...
More Answers
What is the difference between a pterygium and a pinguecula?
American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmartAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart
A pinguecula is a yellowish patch or bump on the conjunctiva, most often on the side closest to the ...
More Answers
How Many Diabetics Develop Diabetic Retinopathy?
How Many Diabetics Develop Diabetic Retinopathy?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.