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baby - excessive tearing in one eye

My 8 month old baby has started tearing up in one eye.  This has been going on about 2 weeks.  Every once in a while she has a teardrop coming out of her right eye.  The eye is not red or swollen.  What could the problem be?
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Dear Elisateresa,

It is common for babies to have blocked tear ducts. Seek the care of an eyeMD specializing in pediatrics to determine the diagnosis and obtain treatment.  Most of the time, but not always, this resolves spontaneously.

Dr. Feldman

Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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