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How is tear duct probing done?

During tear duct probing, saline solution may be used to irrigate the tear system and determine how well it is draining. Then a small instrument called a probe is inserted into the tear duct at the corner of the eye. This area is known as the puncta. As the probe is passed through the puncta, it will check for blockages and may clear the obstruction.

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