Lindsey - posted on 12/04/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
My little guy was born with what the doctor said was a blocked tear duct. It causes a lot of redness and discharge, and has since he was born. He is now 11 months old and has recently had a series of eye infections, and I can't seem to get any answers from my family doctor. In the beginning, he said they wouldn't intervene until he was six months old. Then at six months, he said they would look at surgery when he turns 9 months. And then at 9 months, he said we could look at it once he turns a year old. I'm a little frustrated. This is causing my usually very happy, smiley little guy a lot of discomfort, and as all of us know, when our babies aren't feeling well, neither are we. I've tried massaging the tear duct, warm compresses (and cold compresses), polysporin eye drops and prescription eyedrops as well. The prescription eyedrops clear up the infection (temporarily) but there is still a lot of discharge. Any suggestions?