Given that he has been having this problem for five weeks, it is less likely to be an infection and more likely to be dacrostenosis. There is not much to do for this but to allow the child to grow and allow the ducts to open up a little bit more as the baby gets older. Very rarely, in some children, the ducts don't open up on their own and an ophthalmologist will need to open up the duct with a probe. Some people recommend using your finger to massage the duct below the lower corner of the eye where it meets the nose, in an attempt to help open up the tear duct. However, I would recommend discussing this with your physician prior to starting this.
Mucus in Infant's Eyes
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