Pediatric Probe and Stent

Nasolacrimal tear duct obstruction is a condition that affects children in some cases from birth, which prevents the tears from draining properly.

What is Pediatric Probe and Stent?

Once the obstruction is confirmed, we may recommend placing a stent in to open the tear duct.

How is a Pediatric Probe and Stent Performed?

This is a quick procedure where the tear duct is dilated and a tiny tube is placed in the blocked duct to help improve drainage. Sterile saline is then used to help clean the blocked duct.

When can my Child Return to Normal Activities?

Most children recover very quickly. Antibiotic ointment is used for several days after the procedure.

To learn more about pediatric probe and stent, contact us at 214-220-3937 to schedule an appointment.