Category Archives: Tearing Problems

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When Does a Blocked Tear Duct Require Surgery?

If you find yourself experiencing persistent tearing for multiple days or if you notice recurring or chronic eye infections, you might have a blocked tear duct. While some instances of a clogged tear duct go away on their own, other cases might call for surgery. Here’s what you need to know. What Causes a Tear Duct […]


Tearing Problems: What is Lacrimal Disease?

Natural tears are an essential component of healthy eyes. The tear film is ever-present. It washes away debris and also keeps the eyes lubricated so they do not feel dry and irritated. People with tearing problems often go between feeling the symptoms of dry eye to tearing excessively. They may also experience irritation, burning, and […]

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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