Category Archives: Tearing Problems

Are Those Symptoms from a Blocked Tear Duct?

To the average person, tears happen when we’re sad or happy. To the ophthalmologist, tears are foundational to eye health. Physically, the glands of the eyes produce tears all day, every day. The tear system is integral to comfort when we blink and also to vision. If tear production is interrupted, serious consequences may occur. […]


Is Dry Eye the Cause of Excessive Tearing? Not Always!

When the eyes feel wet and teary, it can be frustrating. On the one hand, the eyes must be adequately lubricated. Without proper moisture in the form of a healthy tear film, the eyes feel gritty and they look red. On the other hand, when moistness forces you to have to wipe your eyes frequently […]


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