Tears are produced by the lacrimal glands; each blink lubricates the globe and moves the tears medially towards the nasolacrimal ducts (tear ducts), which drain the tears into the nose. Tearing, also known as epiphora, can be caused by a number of reasons. A patient with tearing needs to have a comprehensive evaluation so the correct cause and treatment plan can be determined.
Here are some common reasons for tearing.
If you suspect you may have eye tearing, contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Parsa.