How can excessive tearing be treated?

Once your ophthalmologist determines the cause, treatment may include one or more of the following: 
  • Surgical opening of the blocked drainage system
  • Surgery to repair an injured drainage system
  • Removal of an inturned eyelash or foreign body in the eye
  • Adding a new opening from the lacrimal sac into the nose, a procedure known as dacryocystorhinostomy (dcr)
  • Use of lubricating eyedrops or ointment
  • Insertion of an artificial tear duct implant
Your ophthalmologist will discuss the most appropriate form of treatment with you.

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