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Pediatric Tear Duct (Nasolacrimal Duct) Anomalies

What are tear duct anomalies?

Tear duct (nasolacrimal duct) anomalies are problems with tear duct development that many babies are born with. Tear ducts are tiny tubes near the inner corner of the eyes that carry tears from the surface of the eye into the nose to drain.

Blocked tear ducts are common and many cases improve without treatment within a year. Other tear duct anomalies are more serious and cause long-term blockage and infection that can spread to the eye.

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Meet the Providers Who Treat Tear Duct Anomalies

Departments that Treat Tear Duct (Nasolacrimal Duct) Anomalies

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Our specialized pediatric ophthalmologists are experts at recognizing and treating complex eye conditions in infants and children.