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Tears are produced in the lacrimal gland, located under the bone of the eyebrow, and flow over the eye through tiny ducts along the eyelid. After draining away from the eye through two small openings at the inner corner of the eyelids, tears drain into a larger passage from the eye to the inside of the nose, called the nasolacrimal duct, or tear duct.
In some babies, the openings into the tear duct haven’t formed properly. This causes a blockage, and the tears have no place to drain.
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