Should a patient be concerned if they can easily blow air out of their eye if they hold their nose?

Has anyone else seen this? Could it lead to a greater risk of infection?

Authored By Matt Cleveland on Friday 26th October 2012

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Robert Nutt
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Posted almost 7 years ago

Well, people who can do this have an impaired one way valved system of their naso-lacrimal duct. So yes, there is an increased infection risk as the barrier to the the naso-lacrimal sac is less effective.

However, it probably means they can squ

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Thore Norlander
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Posted almost 7 years ago

I don't think so. Blokkage of the nasolacrimal duct causes infections. The nasolacrimal duct is a connection from the medial corner of the eye - not sterile and ends in the nose - not sterile either.

To squirt "milk and things" ou

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