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Blocked Tear Duct RECS Learning Module


  1. Know the frequency of blocked tear duct and management.
  2. Understand the difference between acute infection and blocked tear duct.
  3. Review what common eye infections can be seen in the newborn based on age.
  4. Recognize when a congenital blocked tear duct should be referred in the outpatient setting.
  5. Understand what pediatrics patients frequently present with blocked tear duct.


  1. How common is a blocked tear duct?
  2. When should be blocked tear duct be referred in the outpatient setting?
  3. What are management strategies for blocked tear duct?
  4. How can you differentiate between blocked tear duct and acute infection?
  5. What infections should be considered at the newborn visit?

Reviewed 6/2017

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