For learning some anatomy of the described tear duct problems in this e-mail ,click on the links below
Especially in small children [babies] one or both tearducts may be [partialy] blocked during the first year of life.
This can lead sometimes to eye infections or often excessive tearing.
In my experience there was never a need for intervention[“opening the tear duct mechanically” by probing]
You may try the following homeopathic formula for a few weeks or months and be surprised with the results:
Print this for the homeopathic pharmacy:
thiosinaminum/ silica/ petroleum, equal parts, all of them as D30 , all the three remedies in one bottle, totally 50 cc.
To give some 4 times a day [or in case of breastfeeding before every feed] some 3 drops on the tongue[precise amount not critical]
Very nice animation of a blocked tear duct: click on the blue link below
Recently I gave this mixture to an older lady who suffered tremendous from the same problem for a long time and it also worked beaitifully.