Oh sorry! I didnt realise it was so common...
How is probing of the tear
A thin, blunt metal wire is gently passed
through the tear drainage system to
open the obstruction. Fluid is then
irrigated through the system into the
nose to ensure that the pathway is
open. Infants experience no pain after
the probing but some blood staining of
the tears or nasal secretion is common
and a discharge from the eye may be
present for several days. Antibiotics
may be prescribed. Obstruction can
recur and additional procedures may be
Probing is successful in ninety percent
of cases. Other treatments are
possible for babies where probing
The above is fromt he eye hospital web page!
2 baby boyz!