Blocked tear duct

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What is blocked tear duct?

A blocked tear duct is a partial or complete blockage in the pathway that carries tears away from the surface of the eye into the nose.

Common symptoms reported by people with blocked tear duct

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with blocked tear duct

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
blocked tear duct (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tobradex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
blocked tear duct (1)

Data from patients with blocked tear duct, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with blocked tear duct

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for blocked tear duct (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
blocked tear duct (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tobradex)
Perceived effectiveness
for blocked tear duct (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
blocked tear duct (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with blocked tear duct, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has blocked tear duct on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 2
50s 6
60s 3
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 9

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from blocked tear duct patients who have completed their condition history
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