EPIPHORA

Epiphora, overflow of tears

DEFINITION


Abnormal and excessive flow of tears.

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

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.

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