Lacrimal Duct Obstruction


Pathophysiology

History

Differential Diagnosis

  1. Pink Eye
  2. Stye

Treatment

  1. Majority will resolve spontaneously by 1 year of age
  2. Massaging /“milking”the lacrimal sac
  3. Prophylactic antibiotics not recommended
  4. Topical antibiotics are recommended if
  5. If obstruction is present after 12 months
  6. Dacrocystitis
  7. Mucocele of the Lacrimal Sac