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My son has tears coming out from one of his eyes from birth. Kindly suggest.

Query: Hi doctor, My child is facing the problem of tears in one of his eyes since his birth. He is now 9 months old. I have consulted many ophthalmologists, and they all agreed that it would go automatically with daily massage. Though it has reduced now, still it comes. Otherwise, he is in finest health....  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child has congenital nasolacrimal duct blockage. There is a drainage system from eyes to nose known as a nasolacrimal passage, which carries excess water from eyes to nose and gets absorbed by the nasal mucosa. In some newborns, this passage is blocked by a thin m...  Read Full »

Can I use the prescribed eye drops for a 3-month-old?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3 months old baby got an infection in his right eye. It became red and appears like a layer covered the eye. The tears keep coming from his right eye. He was prescribed to use Alcon Vigamox sterile 5 mL and Ciprofloxacin ophthalmic ointment. Is it fine to use for a 3 month old?  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, your child seems to have developed some kind of eye infection. The treatment that is being given is absolutely perfect. However, up to the age of 6 months, many children have eye discharge. Most eye discharges are non-infective and caused mainly d...  Read Full »

Please check the image and tell me what I can do about my kid's eye infection.

Query: Hello doctor, My three-year-old daughter got some infection in her eyes since yesterday and trying to rub her eye. There is some discharge also coming from the corner of the eyes. Picture is attached.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears to be a case of conjunctivitis with associated nasolacrimal duct infection. Start Vigamox (Moxifloxacin) eye drops six times a day both eyes. Tobramycin eye drops four times a d...  Read Full »

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