Indications for a tear canal massage are pronounced lacrimation, accumulation of yellow liquid in the corners of the eyes, coalescence of the eyelids, their redness, edema of the eyes and the area around them. Most often, the massage of the lacrimal canal is resorted to in newborns. On average, 5-6 babies out of 100 are blocked by a tear duct. The reason for this is the embryonic tissue closed outlet of the duct, which during the delivery should open itself and the film burst. Diagnosis of this pathology can only an ophthalmologist who will conduct an examination and confirm the diagnosis using a special test. The so-called Vest test is that a contrast agent is dripping into the eye, and a cotton swab is inserted into the nose. If the patency is not broken, it will be painted. There are methods to determine the location of the blockage. Initially, to eliminate pathology, a massage is prescribed, which parents should do regularly themselves at home. Massage movements create pressure in the nasal duct, which is capable of breaking the membrane and restoring patency of tear ducts.
The massage is also shown for dacryocystitis caused by the narrowing of the lacrimal ducts as a result of inflammation of the nasal cavity. In this case, massage accelerates the outflow of purulent masses, stimulates the work of the lacrimal glands. In combination with it, eye wash with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic drugs is carried out.
Occlusion in adults is rare, but in elderly people this happens, tk. The elasticity of tissues decreases with age, muscles weaken. Injuries, neoplasms, thickening of the layer inside the duct can cause obstruction of the canal. Unfortunately, the massage of the lacrimal canal in adults does not lead to a solution. It will take a washing with disinfectants, and if ineffectiveness is resorted to surgical intervention. But massage of eyeballs, eye area, soft tissues of the face is indicated for glaucoma, inflammations of the mucous membrane of eyelids and eyes, myopia, eye fatigue, paresis, traumatic cataract, myopia. And yet, with dacryocystitis as a complex therapy, a tear canal massage is performed.