Nancy - Thanks for sharing your experience with me! I am still shocked at how common the problem seems to be, yet only you have written with experience about surgery . . . I no longer view it as "unnecessary surgery." My 8-month old now has her first eye infection as a result of the cesspool in her blocked duct. Just as blocked eustachain tubes in the ears are a breeding ground for bacteria (leading to frequent ear infections), so are blocked ducts in the eyes. My husband got his own opthamologist's opinion . . . she warned of frequent infections. Her opinion is objective and unbiased (she won't be making a penny off my daughter's surgery, if we proceed). There is always a risk with anesthesia, but today's monitoring equipment is far superior to what was available when I was a 2-yr. old having surgeries. My 9-yr. old had stomach surgery when he was just 8 WEEKS
old. The final decision for my daughter's blocked duct is one my husband will make. We have shared information we obtained individually. Again, thanks for sharing your experiences and thoughts with us. I do appreciate your taking the time to sit down and write.