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Why does my daughter have wet eyes since birth?

Q: My 1 month old baby is having wet eyes since birth. The doctor advised Renicol eye drops 4 times a day for a week. After 2-3 weeks, when the wetness persisted, he advised Tuba eye drops 4 times a day for a week. He also said that my baby’s tear duct is choked and that is why she has wet eyes. He has also advised to squeeze the upper portion of the nose with finger between the dimples of the eyes 25 times a day. After taking all these treatment for about 4 days, there is no improvement. Please help me understand what could be the reason for this?

A:The child may have blockage of naso-lacrimal duct, which indeed is a delayed opening of the tube. You can wait till 6 months before any surgical procedure is thought of, as most of them open up? Is it one or both eyes? Don’t use high-end antibiotics, as you need to use them for a long time. Massage is good, but do it 3 to 4 times a day. Please do consult an eye specialist, so that we are not missing out something that is different.


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