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|
|How to obtain||Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website|
|Where was it developed?||www.healthwise.org
|Health condition||Eye Diseases|
|Type of decision aid||Treatment|
|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.