Dacryostenosis; Blocked nasolacrimal duct; Nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO)
The symptom is
Sometimes, the tears may appear to be thicker. The tears may dry and become crusty.
If there is pus in the eyes or the eyelids get stuck together, your baby may have an eye infection called
Signs and tests
Most of the time, the health care provider will not need to do any tests.
Tests that may be done include:
- Eye exam
- Special eye stain (
fluorescein) to see how tears drain
- X-ray studies to examine the tear duct (rarely done)