EPIPHORA

WHAT IS EPIPHORA?

Abnormal and excessive flow of tears.

You should know that Bellevue clinics have all the latest technologies available to diagnose and monitor epiphora cases.

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SYMPTOMS

  • Excessive and persistent overflow of tears from the eye

RISK FACTORS

  • Dry eyes
  • Eye inflammation
  • Dacryocystitis

TREATMENTS

This tube measures about 1 cm long by 3.5 – 4mm wide and is used as a conduit between the tear film in the inner corner of the eye and the nose. It is normally used in patients in whom a dacryocystorhinostomy has not been successful.