Blocked tear ducts occur in six out of every 100 newborns, according to WebMD. When the duct that normally allows tears to drain from the eyes becomes obstructed, excessive tearing occurs. Yellow mucus is also likely to appear in the corner of the eye. A clogged tear duct in a newborn usually resolves itself by a year and doesn't require treatment other than keeping the area clean and free of infection.
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