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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Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando


13535 Nemours Parkway
Orlando, FL 32827
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For Appointments: (407) 650-7715

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 
What to Bring
  • 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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Treating Blocked Tear Ducts at Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando

Nemours Children’s Hospital’s pediatric ophthalmologists diagnose and treat blocked tear ducts in infants and children of all ages.

If the tear duct obstruction does not resolve by itself, the eye specialists at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando 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
  • surgical correction

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Expert, Comprehensive Pediatric Ophthalmology Services at Nemours Children's Hospital

The pediatric ophthalmologists at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando know kids, and how to make kids feel comfortable. This means we have the expertise to perform comprehensive evaluations and high quality exams on children of all ages, even babies, that can result in more accurate diagnoses. Our providers also have unique expertise working with children who have special health care needs.

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At Nemours, we recognize the importance of the family in the care and healing process. Because many of the children we see have chronic illnesses that require repeated visits, we build strong relationships with our families that foster respect, dignity and collaboration. We’re also committed to educating children and families about the medical condition, and how best to manage it. Our goal is to get your child back to the business of being a kid as quickly as possible.

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Electronic Health Record: Keeping Track of Your Child’s Progress

No matter where your child receives care at Nemours, your medical team (including your primary care provider) can access your child’s medical history, test results and visit notes anytime through our award-winning electronic health record system.

You can also view parts of your child's health records, communicate with your Nemours care team, make appointments, request prescription refills and more through our MyNemours online patient portal.

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