My Child Is Just 1 Year Old But Sometimes Tears Come To His Eyes
good night Doc, I want to ask Andi related to my son who just entered the age of 1 year from a baby indeed his right eye shed tears continuously, more and more months decreased easing tears but already 1 year old still shed tears even though it has been reduced, this Why is that, Doc? And indeed my child is a baby when we cry when his eyes are pressed once
Hello Andi, Thank you for the question.
In babies, watery eyes can be caused by blocked tear ducts because they are not fully developed. This condition can occur in one eye or both eyes. Usually this condition will slowly improve as the child ages. In addition to the development of suboptimal tear ducts, tears from one eye can be caused by injury to the eyes and nasal polyps. If there are currently no other symptoms, then you don't need to worry about this condition. For now please monitor the symptoms of the child. You can do gentle massage with clean hands, starting from the corner of the eye close to the nose toward the nose to help facilitate the release of tears. In addition, you can also do a warm compress with a clean cloth in the corner of a watery eye.
However, if other symptoms appear in the child's eyes such as redness in the corner of the eye close to the nose or a bump appearing in the corner of the eye, then you should take the child to see the nearest ophthalmologist so the doctor can do a direct examination of the child's eye before giving treatment appropriate.
Hopefully this information helps you.