Excessive watering leads to other problems and pains

Written by: Dr. Álvaro Arbizu Duralde
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Tearing or Epiphora is excessive emission of tears out of the eyes. It can be caused by increased production or by a deficit in its elimination via the lacrimal. Excessive production of tears is due to diseases that are placed on the ocular surface as conjunctivitis keratitis or corneal ulcers.

Also changes in eyelashes (like Trichiasis or Distichiasis ) or the position of the eyelids (like Entropion or Ectropion ) or even facial paralysis occurs tearing. The obstruction of the lacrimal drainage causes lacrimation and secretion ( gummy ), and sometimes infections that can be sometimes important and painful.

lacrimation Symptoms and treatment

We should note that in general the tearing is not a reason to go to the emergency. For this you should go to a specialist if we suffer the symptoms outlined above, like inflammation, pain or secretion.

Treatment depends on the cause of the tearing patient suffering. Sometimes it may require a simple antibiotic ointment to treat infections of the eye surface ( Cornea and conjunctiva, eyelids ) that can cause tearing. The stinging or itching are not always caused by an infection and therefore are not always treated with antibiotics.

After treatment tearing

Once treated the problem, either antibiotic or by surgery, depending on severity of the case, as already explained above, in most of the cases, the patient may perform as normal daily life.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Álvaro Arbizu Duralde

Prominent ophthalmologist with more than 20 years of experience. He is an expert in Oculoplasty and Strabismus. He is currently the Head of Section of Ophthalmology, University Hospital La Paz in Madrid.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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