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Lachrymal and palpebral problems

There are three common diseases in young children:

  • Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction.
  • Congenital ptosis (drooping eyelid which blocks the eye).
  • Chalazion, which can occur at any age, particularly after a stye.

At SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital, we treat tear-duct obstruction with different complex methods depending on the child's age and the characteristics of the tear duct. We reserve the novel technique of balloon catheter dilation for older children or difficult cases.