Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction and Epiphora Medication

Updated: Aug 17, 2018
  • Author: Sandra R Worak, MD; Chief Editor: Hampton Roy, Sr, MD  more...
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Medication Summary

The definitive treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction is mainly surgical.

Medical therapy with systemic oral antibiotics is necessary in cases of canaliculitis, cellulitis, or dacryocystitis secondary to the obstruction.

See Dacryocystitis and Cellulitis, Preseptal regarding medical treatment.