Part I Eye Problems, Possible Causes and Advice By AGE Grouping
Section (A) INFANTS and PRE-SCHOOLERS
Section (B) SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN and ADOLESCENTS
Section (C) YOUNGER ADULTS (UP TO EARLY FORTIES)
Section (D) MIDDLE AGE (UP TO SIXTY YEARS)
Section (E) OLDER AGE (OVER SIXTY YEARS)
Part (II) Selected Eye problems of Importance to All Age Groups.
Section (A) ASTIGMATISM
Section (B) COMMON CHRONIC INFECTIVE CONJUNCTIVITIS
Section (C) Hints on Eye Usage with Computers
Section (D) Lifestyle and Glaucoma
Blocked Tear Ducts
A relatively common problem in newborns that affects the external eye
is watering of usually one eye, and possible concurrent mucus secretions
due to infection. The cause is a delay in the development of the tear
duct that drains the tears from the inner corner of the eye into the
nostril of the same side. Refer to the following link for further details
on the treatment of this condition.
One should particularly follow the instruction given in this link for massaging
of the inner corner of the eye. This helps to open the duct, allowing
the tears to flow into the nostril.