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Blew my nose, discomfort on the inside of my eye now

I blew my nose this morning and felt/heard a little pop when i was doing it.  The inside of my right eye feels different now, a little achy, and i know something isnt right.  I tried to equalize (Scuba diving technique) and it looked like air was comming out of my eye, my skin lifted up a little bit in front of my eye on my nose.  I have never heard of this before, any advice would be great. thanks
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no big deal.  you blew air out of your canaliculus.  totally benign.

i am always surprised that most people dont know this, but they dont.  everyone has a little passageway or "tube" if you will that leads from the inside of your eyelid to the inside of your nose.  4 tubes to be precise, 2 in each eye.  ever wondered why you get a runny nose when you cry?  its b/c tears literally drain from your eyelid directly into your nose.

and the everse is also true...if you blow your nose hard enough, you'll blow air out of that same tube into your eye.  no big deal.  again, totally benign.
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