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What can cause tear duct blockage?

A tear duct blockage can be caused by multiple factors. During your initial consultation, you will learn more about them.

Your doctor will tell you more about the different factors that can cause a tear duct blockage while examining you.

There are several possible causes such as:

  • tumors
  • cysts
  • traumas
  • medication
  • infections
  • the development of the facial bones
  • underdeveloped duct in infants

Before the nasolacrimal duct repair, we will establish which one of these led to your blockage.

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