Tearing or Epiphora
Excessive tearing can result from faulty tear drainage into the lacrimal tear ducts or from overproduction of tears from the lacrimal gland. A common cause of tearing is the blockage of the lacrimal ducts located alongside the nose, which may result from inflammation, injury, tumors or other conditions. Excess tearing can be a nuisance; it can also cause infection that may affect vision if untreated. In adults, nasolacrimal duct obstruction often requires a procedure called a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) that creates a new opening from the tear duct into the nose. Another option for more serious cases is an artificial tear duct implant, called a Jones Tube.
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