Water/ tears coming from one eye. Baby is 13 months old. Right from the birth water comes from left eye. Doctor recommended to massage the eye in a pattern and it will be reduced slowly. Massages are done regularly and still water comes from the eye. Do we need to go for surgery or continue with massage?
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Most children recover from this condition called congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction, by the end of one year. Even after correct massage, a small number of people still need surgical intervention. Initially, Probing, done under anaesthetic, is tried. If not successful, DCR surgery (dacryocystorhinostomy), or silastic tube implant surgery may be required.
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