Decision Aid Summary

Title Blocked Tear Ducts: Should My Baby Have a Probing Procedure?
Audience Parents of a 6 to 12 months old baby with a blocked tear duct.
Options included Have a probing procedure to open your baby's blocked tear duct.
Wait until your baby is 1 year old to see if the blocked tear duct opens on its.
If it doesn't open, you can decide about the procedure then.
Year of last update or review 2015
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Eye Diseases
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
9 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.