Tearing Disorder Treatment
Tearing or eye watering has many underlying causes. Abnormal function of the Nasalacrimal System can cause over production of tears in the tear glands (in response to dryness or irritation) or insufficient drainage within the tear drain system (lacrimal system consisting of the punctum, canliculus, sac, duct and nasal cavity exit). This impairment of tear drainage can be caused from an allergy or infection, blockage or deviated septum or other obstruction. Tearing may be precipitated by aging, auto-immune disease, hormone changes, lasik surgery and other various ocular diseases. Most office-based procedures can alleviate these conditions. In some cases reconstructive surgery may be necessary to restore normal healthy function of the tear drainage system. We utilize the most innovative and effective surgical techniques for reconstruction of the lacrimal system.