Blocked Tear Ducts

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Children may be born with a tear duct system that hasn’t fully developed and this can lead to blockage, excessive tearing and infection. Nemours pediatric ophthalmologists are trained to diagnose and treat blocked tear ducts with a variety of methods. And they have the skill necessary to perform pediatric eye surgery when it’s needed.

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Jacksonville

Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville

807 Children’s Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Phone: (904) 697-3600

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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  • photo ID
  • medical and pharmacy insurance cards
  • preferred pharmacy name and phone number
  • names and dosage of all medications, including over-the-counter medication, your child is currently taking
  • guardianship and custody papers, if a legal guardian rather than a parent accompanies your child
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Our Nemours pediatric ophthalmologists will perform certain tests in the office to confirm the diagnosis of blocked tear ducts.

If the tear duct obstruction does not resolve by itself, your Nemours physician may recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • tear duct massage
  • topical antibiotic eye drops
  • tear duct probing
  • balloon tear duct dilation
  • tear duct intubation

We're Totally Focused on Your Child's Healthy Vision

Expertise in treating a wide range of pediatric eye problems has made Nemours Eye Care Clinic a regional pediatric ophthalmology referral site for families from Daytona, Tallahassee, South Georgia, and elsewhere.

Our experts know kids and how to make them feel at ease. This experience enables us to perform a quality eye exam even in the youngest children and babies, which can lead to more accurate diagnoses.