Blocked tear duct
What is a blocked tear duct?
A blocked tear duct is an eye disorder that occurs when the duct through which tears normally drain (which runs from the lacrimal sac of the eye into the nasal cavity) becomes fully or partially blocked for different reasons. This means that the tears are unable to drain properly and are accumulated on the eye’s surface.
This is generally not a serious disorder, but it is extremely bothersome and can irritate the eye, as well as increasing the risk of inflammatory processes and recurrent infection, due to the spread of bacteria in the blocked duct. You must in all cases consult an ophthalmologist, because tumours located in areas near the nose can cause blocked tear ducts and be a severe cause behind this problem.