Referral to an ophthalmologist is indicated if symptoms are still present at 12 months, or sooner if significant symptoms or recurrent infections occur. Nasolacrimal duct probing may be performed in the office setting (usually from 4 to 8 months of age) or under general anesthesia in an operating room for older patients. The success rate of probing is higher for younger children. A silastic tube or stent may be employed along with probing to maintain tear duct patency.
Acupuncture treatment for 34 cases of epiphora with dysfunction of lacrimal duct.(Abstracts: The Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine Abstracts March & June 2002)(Brief article)
Oct 01, 2002; Acupuncture Treatment for 34 Cases of Epiphora with Dysfunction of Lacrimal Duct, by Ni Yin et al: Epiphora is characterised by...