tear duct


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Synonyms for tear duct

any of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands

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When the problem is a blocked tear duct, removing tears that have collected can help.
If it is blocked, your cat will have to undergo an anaesthetic as your vet tries to catheterize and flush the tear duct.
Operations have been done on her tear ducts but we know in some ways she has been lucky.
A It may be that your cat is suffering from a blocked tear duct.
The knife wound has left a long scar across his eyeball and damaged the teenager's tear duct.
She suffered scarring to her face and the tear duct in her right eye may still not be saved.
But the researchers said their symptoms had started more than 11 days earlier, suggesting that the tear duct sampling may be a sensitive test for the early stage of infection.
In contrast, the Landec device, uses a heat responsive polymer material which is inserted into the tear duct opening as a liquid, then solidifies within seconds to conform to the shape of each individual's tear duct.
To find your inner brow line, hold a pencil along side your nose and cross the eye at the tear duct up to the brow.
Three-year-old Kailey Mai Asquith is recovering at her Rawthorpe home after specialist surgery to repair a tear duct ripped apart when she was attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier at midnight on Saturday.
Ahmad Iftikhar, aged 46, spent three days in hospital and, despite an operation to repair a ripped tear duct, he will have to see specialists for months.
The youngster needed plastic surgery for her injuries and had to have a tear duct replaced.
In contrast, the Landec device, now in clinical testing, uses a gold-filled matrix of heat sensitive polymer material which is inserted into the tear duct opening as a liquid, then solidifies within minutes to conform precisely to the shape of each individual's tear duct.
QMY 10-year-old lab cross has a red lump in the outside corner of her eye and there's a thick yellowish discharge coming from the tear duct.
Q I NEED an operation to clear the tear duct in my eye.