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Tears are necessary to lubricate the eyes and wash away foreign bodies and other particles. Excessive tearing, also known as epiphora, occurs when too many tears are produced or when the eyes are unable to drain properly. Dr. Kian Eftekhari at Eyelid Center of Utah offers personalized treatment options to address the underlying cause of your excessive tearing.

Causes Of Excessive Tearing

Excessive tearing can be caused by several different factors, including:

  • Allergies
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked tear duct
  • Ingrown eyelashes
  • Conjunctivitis
  • A stye or chalazion
  • Dry eye
  • Environmental irritants
  • Foreign bodies
  • Infection
  • Irritation
  • Trauma

Symptoms Of Excessive Tearing

Symptoms of excessive tearing include constant tearing of the eyes, redness, and swelling around the eyes.

Treatment Of Excessive Tearing

After a thorough medical examination of the eye, treatment of watery eyes will depend on the underlying cause of the condition. Some of the methods of treatment may include:

  • Antibiotic or corticosteroid eye drops
  • Surgical removal of the blockage
  • Surgical implantation of an artificial tear duct

Artificial tears or antihistamines may be recommended to treat dry eye and to relieve symptoms. Dr. Eftekhari will conduct a thorough examination to determine the most suitable treatment for you.

Frequently Asked Questions about Excessive Tearing

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For personalized consultation and treatment for excessive tearing with Dr. Kian Eftekhari at Eyelid Center of Utah, schedule an appointment today. Our experienced team is dedicated to providing comprehensive care to address your eye health needs. Contact us to learn more about our services and schedule your consultation.

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