DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for lacrimal duct obstruction

Lacrimal duct obstruction [DOID:13929]

Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CLDO) is the condition in which a tear duct has failed to open at the time of birth. Around 6% of infants have CLDO, usually experiencing a persistent watery eye even when not crying. The condition is also known as dacryostenosis. If a secondary infection occurs (Dacryocystitis), purulent (yellow / green) discharge may be present.

Synonyms:  lacrimal duct obstruction,  DOID:13929,  Blocked lacrimal canaliculus (finding),  Obstruction of lacrimal canaliculus (disorder),  Obstruction of lacrimal ducts (disorder) ...