I have had very good eye heath over my lifetime, but recently when I blow my nose, my left eye tear duct soaks my left eye with tears. I feel no pain, have no swelling, soreness, or redness, and everything else seems fine. Is this something to be worried about?
Yes, it means the valve in the nose (valve of Hasner) that prevents nose secretions from entering the tear duct is not working. It could force infected material into your tear sack and give a very bad infection.
You should see an Eye MD to make sure your eyes are okay and a ENT MD to look up your nose to see if there is anything going on around the opening that caused this.
If you must blow your nose do so gently and do not block off one side while blowing the other.
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