Problem with Tear Duct

Discussion in 'Kids Health' started by maybebaby, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. maybebaby

    maybebaby Well-Known Member

    May 9, 2006
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    Austin has had problems with his eyes since he was born, his sticky eye never went away and when he was 2 weeks old the doctor said his tear ducts hadn't formed properly and it had given him conjunctivitus. Since then his right eye has cleared up, but he's had to had 4 or 5 courses of eye drops to treat infections in his left eye, caused by the tear duct not forming.

    The doctor always said to give it until 8 months as most cases will have cleared up by them. Well today Austin turned 8 months old and we were going to the doctors anyway so I asked about his eye. He's got conjunctivitus again, so we have yet more eye drops (which he hates, & screams when I put them in). We have to go back in about 2 weeks when his cold's better to see how the eye is then.

    Apparently if it's still not sorted (which I don't think it will be, it's still as bad as ever now) we'll be referred to the eye specialist at the hospital and he may have to drain the tear duct under anaesthetic. :(

    Has anyone else had any experience with anything similar? The doctor said it's not uncommon although it would usually have cleared up by now.
  2. Squiglet

    Squiglet Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2007
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    :hug: :hug: :hug: Poor Austin.. I keep getting blocked tear ducts and the drops you use feel like acid in your eyes... it's really horrible... :hug: :hug: :hug:

    Theres lots of things you can do to help ease the problem, like bathing the eye with warm salty water three times a day before using the drops, or warming piece of cotton wool with an iron and placing it under the infected eye as it's supposed to open the tear duct... But nothing to cure it so to speak... I just wanted to give my sympathy to Austin because it's horrible having it, and painful and uncomfortable... :hug: :hug: :hug: I just hope he gets seen too soon... :(

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