Baby Talk: Battling Infant Eye Infections and Blocked Tear Ducts with OCuSOFT Baby7:00 AM
When you're a parent, nothing breaks your heart more than seeing your child in distress. Between the normal range of infections and viruses that can cause conjunctivitis in infants (commonly termed "pink eye") and the fact that as many as 20% of children are born with congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (blocked tear ducts), the chance of having to battle red, goopy eyes in infancy is high. Dr. Sarah Sweeney Dorhman is a new mother and optometrist, and experienced this common issue first hand when her daughter began suffering from chronic irritation and mattering discharge due to nasolacrimal duct obstruction. She shares her experience, and what you can do at home to help your own child battle ocular irritation.
|NLDO in an infant via|
About Nasolacirmal Duct Obstruction (NLDO)
|In NLDO, a small membrane blocks the opening at the Valve of Hasner, preventing tears from draining completely down the system. The backlog send tears spilling out onto the eyelids. via|
|Dr. Sweeney Dorhman attempting Crigler massage - not as easy as it sounds on an infant!|
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