Tears are constantly being produced by the lacrimal gland, located under the upper eyelid. Tears are essential because they form a thin film that coats the front surface of the eye and prevents it from becoming dry. Normally, tears are quickly drained from the eye through a complex system of channels called the lacrimal drainage system. This system leads from the inner corner of the eyelids into the nose. Frequently, obstruction of the drainage system is the reason for excessive tearing.
Tears are normally drained quickly from the eye, but a blockage of the lacrimal drainage system can cause excessive tearing. Often times, the blockage is attributed to an involuntary narrowing of the nasolacrimal duct. Ocular irritation and dry eyes can cause overproduction of tears.
Surgical and non-surgical therapies may be utilized to treat tearing disorders, based on the severity of the blockage and the patient’s individual anatomy.
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We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Triad Eye Institute today. During our meeting, we will advise on whether or not you have a Tearing Disorder, as well as compose a custom treatment plan designed to achieve the clear vision you’ve always wanted. Call our office today and one of our seasoned staff members will be able to assist you.